Will JFileChooser ever get fixed on Windows?
I'm getting a LOT of pressure at work to write my own JNI code to access the native Windows file dialogs because the Swing implementation is so poor. Our customers complain, other developer's complain, our sales people complain.. etc.. So now I'm complaining here.
There are several open bugs for this... and they are all old. Some have been closed without being resolved, but many are still open. I appreciate some of the performance improvements I've seen recently with Mustang... they help a bit.. but there is so much more to do.
Sorting - finally here in Mustang (boy did that take waaaay too long, but thanks!), but the names are not sorted the same as the native UI. In particular names starting with an underscore are misplaced.
Context menu - forget the really hard part about supporting all the native shell extensions that might have installed stuff for the context menu.. What about the simple stuff like Delete and Rename?
Why not use a dropdown list to select the 'view' (List, Details), instead of the multiple buttons that are used now?
Where are these views?
Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons
Why is the Directories-only version not using anything at all like the windows directory chooser?
Some of this is covered here
But there are also:
... just do a search... the problem has been around for a while...