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Need the Introductory Concepts About the Swing

JiaPei Jen
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Please suggest some good online articles that provide an overview of the Swing. I do not really have to know how to code something specific. But, I do need a good conceptual knowledge about this technology.
Nick Kocher
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Joined: Nov 24, 2004
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Hi Jen,
Why don't you use the sun original Tutorial? I think it has a very good explanation for the basic things.
Pat Hays
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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Hi Jen,

You may also use JFrameBuilder which is a Swing GUI builder generating pure Java code for building your Swing GUI. It would be helpful for you to understand how to use Swing components quickly.


Download Java GUI Builder, <a href="http://www.mars3000.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.mars3000.com</a>
JiaPei Jen
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Where do I find the Sun original tutorial for Swing?
Nigel Browne
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here
JiaPei Jen
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Thank you for trying to help me about the Swing. The URL provided and the tool that shows the Java codes seem to address how to "program" certain components.

I need to learn the "conceptual" part of the Swing. For example, in contrast to AWT, the Swing is light weighted; certain components in Swing, JWindow, JApplet, JFrame, JDialog, are heavy weighted though; Swing paints layers on the screen; etc.

Are there online articles to introduce those kind of concepts?
Craig Wood
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Joined: Jan 14, 2004
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Java Foundation Classes: Now and the Future
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Mixing heavy and light components
Painting in AWT and Swing
 
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