NetBeans IDE 7.1.2 Release Information

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Release Overview

NetBeans IDE 7.1 introduced support for JavaFX 2.0 and NetBeans IDE 7.1.2 introduces support for JavaFX 2.1 by enabling the full compile/debug/profile development cycle for JavaFX 2.1 applications. The release also provides significant Swing GUI Builder enhancements, CSS3 support, and tools for visual debugging of Swing and JavaFX user interfaces. Additional highlights include Git support integrated into the IDE, new PHP debugging features, various JavaEE and Maven improvements, and more.

NetBeans IDE 7.1 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

Get the NetBeans IDE 7.1.2

The latest available download is NetBeans IDE 7.1.2, which is an update to NetBeans IDE 7.1.1.

Download NetBeans IDE 7.1.2

NetBeans IDE 7.1.2 is an update to NetBeans IDE 7.1 and NetBeans IDE 7.1.1, and contains the following highlights:

  • Java SE 7u4 Support, which includes the first Oracle JDK release for Mac OS X
  • JavaFX 2.1 Support (Bundled with the JDK)
  • Ant upgrade to version 1.8.3
  • Support for GlassFish 3.1.2
  • Integration of recent patches
  • Minor performance improvements

To use JavaFX support in NetBeans IDE 7.1, 7.1.1 or 7.1.2, download the JavaFX 2.1 SDK from JavaFX download page.


Use the following to get started with NetBeans IDE 7.1.2:

New Feature Highlights


  • Support for JavaFX 2.1
  • Support of all three deployment models: Desktop, Applet, JNLP
  • Preloaders to improve application loading experience
  • Customized UI controls using CSS3

JavaFX 2.1 Support in NetBeans IDE 7.1


  • New Visual debugger
  • Gap support in GridBagLayout customizer
  • Inspect and Refactor
  • Improved Javadoc highlighting and formatting
GridBagLayout Customizer in NetBeans IDE 7.1

Web Languages

  • Support for CSS3
  • Code completion and documentation for new CSS3 elements
  • Browser specific properties
CSS3 Support in NetBeans IDE 7.1

Java EE

  • Support for GlassFish 3.1.2
  • Cluster and Instance deployment support for GlassFish
  • Developing Java EE 6 applications for deployment to WebLogic Server
  • 50+ CDI enhancements in Java editor
  • JSF component suite support
  • Improvements in Java Persistence, Web Services, EJB, WebLogic and more
CDI Warnings in Java Editor, NetBeans IDE 7.1


  • Improved PHP debugging
  • PHPUnit test groups capabilities
  • Support for Smarty templates
  • Faster uploads with keep-alive for (S)FTP client

PHP Debugging in NetBeans IDE 7.1

NetBeans Platform

  • New Window System APIs
  • Enhanced TopComponentGroup behavior
  • Visual Window Layout designer
  • Pluggable multiview components
Platform Window System in NetBeans IDE 7.1


  • Integrated Git support
  • History tab on file editor window
  • Locking/unlocking files in Subversion working directory
  • Support for Mercurial branches and tags
Mercurial Branching in NetBeans IDE 7.1

Learn more about the features of this release on the NetBeans IDE 7.1 New and Noteworthy page.

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