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SWT - how to simplify interface development?

Vladimir Kvassov
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Joined: Jun 28, 2002
Posts: 5
we decided to use SWT to develop interfaces, but it seems no good to manually code all interfaces. For AWT or Swing you can use GUI editors/builder or tools like Luxor. Is there any ideas how to simplify GUI development in SWT?
Chantal Ackermann
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Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 508
that might be a stupid question: what is SWT?
Vladimir Kvassov
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 28, 2002
Posts: 5
SWT - http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-869664.html
this is gui library by IBM. you can use it instead of Swing or AWT. With SWT you'll be able to create more fast interfaces. It uses native os api, so it fast.
Nathan Pruett
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Joined: Oct 18, 2000
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SWT is just too new to have too much support like that now... though since eclipse and everything has been released as open source, I'm sure someone will be making a SWT GUI builder soon... in fact, someone is working on the foundations of one right now. Making an XML GUI Generator like Luxor generate SWT rather than Swing code should be pretty simple too, so I'm sure that we will see more of these tools support SWT in the future, too...


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Vladimir Kvassov
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Joined: Jun 28, 2002
Posts: 5
ok... we'll wait. We have a lot of work. So we have some time before we'll need bunches of GUI's.
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