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About AWT Components

nani klce
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Joined: Jul 31, 2006
Posts: 3
Hi,
can anybody tell me why the AWT components are called "Heavy Weight Components".
Thanks.
Lanny Gilbert
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Joined: Jun 11, 2002
Posts: 103
Here's the best definition I've run across...

Heavy weight components (AWT) are known to the operating system. They consist of a "peer", which is the implementation of the component in the operating system, and a Java object which manages the peer.

Light weight components (Swing) are drawn entirely within Java; the operating system is not aware of or responsible for their existence.
 
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