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GUI development tool

Paul Keohan
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Joined: Mar 15, 2000
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Any opinions on what the best tools out there are? If there was something as good as Delphi (where components can easily be moved around the screen), I'd love to hear about it.
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Greg Charles
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It's been awhile since I used Delphi, but there are several GUI builders available. My favorite is NetBeans, because at free, the price is right. Borland's JBuilder is also not bad. I think the Foundation version is still free, and includes a GUI builder. Ironically, layout managers, which make GUIs much easier to code (especially windows that can be resized) make GUI builders harder to implement and use. Java developers are also more averse the ugly code generated by GUI builders than Delphi programmers. After all, how pretty is Pascal ever going to be?
I generally use GUI builders for some initial playing around, then hand code the real GUI. I still use an IDE though for its other benefits.
Chris Stewart
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Joined: Sep 14, 2002
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I've yet to come across a quality GUI designer such as what you will find in VB6 or VS.NET. I've used JBuilder's before, but found it easier and less time consuming to code the interface by hand.
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Joined: Sep 02, 2001
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Hi,
Originally posted by James Davis:
I've yet to come across a quality GUI designer such as what you will find in VB6 or VS.NET. I've used JBuilder's before, but found it easier and less time consuming to code the interface by hand.

I think building GUI via JBuilder saves developent time rather via hands.
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basha khan
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Joined: Jan 18, 2002
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jbuilder is good. but still not capable for making designer GUI.
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