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fastest way to build a swing app?

doug parker
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Joined: Oct 26, 2004
Posts: 30
the last time i coded a swing application was back in 1999. i did it with a normal text editor & it took a long time. are there any jazzy frameworks/toolkits/editors that make swing development faster? if so, which is the best?
Pat Hays
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 138
Hello doug

You could try JFrameBuilder which is a Swing GUI builder. For me, It is the fastest way to build my swing app.

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Scott Delap
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Joined: Apr 05, 2005
Posts: 73

I'm not sure there still is a magic bullet. It depends what kind of application you are writing. If you want to throw some screens up real quick, Mitch Stuart has done an extensive comparison of GUI Builders.

If you more want tools to assist you there are a number including the JGoodies Binding, Validation, and FormLayout projects. Spring also has a rich client project that includes quite a bit of functionality. I have linked to tons of projects you might find interesting on my blog listed below.

Scott Delap
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