Hi, can anybody tell me why the AWT components are called "Heavy Weight Components". Thanks.
Joined: Jun 11, 2002
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.