Originally posted by sampurna: What is swing basically? how it is differ from awt? [A] A swing is a Lightweight component where as an awt is a heavy weight component. what is this light weight component and heavy weight component. i will give you a simple example with this i hope you will be expertise. if you develop a simple frame with user name and password as a fields in the frame when you compile and run the programs your will get some out put say hai etc. but what the thing here is that when you run the same frame in windows the look and feel will be different and on unix it will be different and motiff it will be defferent i.e the text fields will look different omn different operating systems.
I would like to add smth. more to the last message. "Heavyweight" means that component is not written in pure java and uses native to current OS code. Swing generally consist of "lightweight" components, written in Java only. But still extends AWT adn container classes, for example JFrame has a native code. and Applet class also.. It is not good practice to mix different components in one application. For example labels can be sometime visible on many tabs instead of one and so on... alex from javafaq.nu daily tips and advices