Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module J902. This topic is presented on public courses Java Programming for the Web
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The original graphics classes of Java Ð the AWT Ð provide functionallity at a very low level. A lot of coding effort is required to provide even a simple GUI. The Swing classes are built on top of the AWT and largely suplant it; they provide much higher level components so that you can rapidly bolt together the look, feel and functionallity for a graphic-driven application.
Related technical and longer articlesGraphic User Interfaces (GUIs)Extending Graphics in JavaExtending Graphics in Java part 2Extending Graphics in Java Part 3
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|1326||GUI design - Sketch it out first! (Java / Swing example)|
"A picture paints a thousand words" ... and so it is when you're planning a graphic user interface, and implementing it. Yesterday, I picked up an old example of a dialer written in Java - you can see the actual window it generates on the right - and was looking to work out how it hung together.
|1325||Java - Client side applet applications as well as server side|
Java started off as being a client side language - and our first (1996) course concentrated on Applets and the awt - Abstract Windowing Toolkit - to which Swing was added quite soon. But Applets took off slowly, whereas Servlets - Java as a server side language - grew by leaps and bounds and our courses ...
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Topics covered in this module
Overview, concepts and design.
Background, Swing, "Hello Swing World".
Containers (frames, panels, panes)
Listeners and Observers - the Swing event model.
Labels, buttons, check boxes and lists.
Text, editors and passwords.
Icons, borders and combo boxes.
Scrolling and sliding.
Menus, dialogs, option panes and toolbars.
Choosers, timers, progress indication.
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