The new GridPanel2 now includes a layout panel that supports vertical and horizontal alignment, rowspan, colspan, offset and settable sizing to Bindows. It is useful for generic layout of applications and it drastically improves layout performance in many typical cases (replacing multiple boxes with a single gridpanel).
GridPanel2 also includes ability to use preferred width and height for rows and columns.
The GridPanel2 Designer is a tool to assist in creating layouts with the BiGridPanel2 layout manager. With it you can create complex layouts by splitting/merging cells, setting attributes of cells, rows and columns etc. The designer generates xml code which can be pasted into your adf file.
Click here to launch the GridPanel2 Designer
You find a sample implementation in the GridPanel2Test.xml in the applauncher