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Java module J902
Extending Graphics in Java
Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module J902. This topic is presented on public courses Java Programming for the Web, Java Extra

The original graphics classes of Java the AWT 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 articles
Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs)
Extending Graphics in Java
Extending Graphics in Java part 2
Extending Graphics in Java Part 3

Articles and tips on this subjectupdated
1326GUI 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. ...
2007-09-04
 
1325Java - 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 ...
2007-08-30
 
Examples from our training material
Dialapplet.java   Swing Applet - dialler example
Dialer.java   Java dialer with echo in a Jlabel
S1.java   JFrame, JLabel and Jbutton - Swing
S2.java   Grid layout - Jbuttons for telephone dialer
Swtiny.java   Swing - tiny example (JFrame and JLabel)
TreeDemo2.java   Jtree with contents and interaction
TreeDemoSetup.java   Jtree
swsmall.java   Event handler - Swing
Background information
This module is available under an Open Training Notes License for free download from http://www.training-notes.co.uk.
Topics covered in this module
Background.
Simple Swing.
Hello Swing World.
Using multiple components.
Event handling.
Feedback from events on individual components.
Providing feedback in the GUI.
Hello Swing World as an applet.
A Complete GUI on an applet.
More Complex Swing.
The JTree component.
The JTable Component.
Complete learning
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