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Paul Sturrock
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Can anyone recommend a good open source Swing library? In particular one that includes better LayoutManager implementations than come with the JDK?


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Nathan Pruett
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I know that SwingLabs has some extra layout managers in their SwingX project.


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Don Kiddick
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FormLayout from JGoodies is pretty much the choice of champions for serious swing development. A bit complicated, but very powerful and much more pleasant than GridBag IMHO.
Also MigLayout looks interesting. It's built on top of FormLayout so promises to make it easier to use, although I haven't tried it yet.
Shaan Shar
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Originally posted by Nathan Pruett:
I know that SwingLabs has some extra layout managers in their SwingX project.


Thanks Nathan for this link..


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Paul Sturrock
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Cheers Nathan. Don, that's exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.
 
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