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Exclusively... Swing components

Charlie Goth
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Joined: Feb 26, 2004
Posts: 60
I've just been read my spec, it states - "[The user interface] must be composed exclusively with components from the Java Foundation Classes (Swing components).

The thing is, I've written a class that extends JFrame (to add additional functionality - namely the ability to dynamically edit the menu). Obviously it uses Swing but does it break the requirement (you do need to import more than javax.swing.* to make it work)?

I suspect I'm being too literal, I assume they meant exclusively Swing as opposed to AWT.

Can anyone confirm this?

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Henri Zwolle

Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 5
Of course you can use your helper class. Just make the source part of the programm. The rule here means you cannot use components from a third party. That is anything you have not written yourself and have to include in the JAR file to make your programm work.
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