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Book recommendations for AWT/Swing

Aniket Patil
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Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 218
So i have this compulsory certification that i need to pass at my workplace which includes this in the syllabus:

Java GUI
oAWT, Containers, Components, Frame, Panel
oLayout Managers, FlowLayout, BorderLayout, GridLayout etc
oGUI Event Handling, Listeners
oOther GUI Concepts like menu, menu items, color, font, Tree, Table etc

Now, i am a newbie to AWT/Swing, and though i'm an SCJP 5.0, GUI was not a part of it.

I need to find a good book to start off with Swing/AWT. Looked into the bunkhouse and found a few, but i need suggestions from you.
[ December 05, 2006: Message edited by: Aniket Patil ]

SCJP 5.0 | SCWCD 1.4 <br /> <br />If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there!
Brian Dienes

Joined: Oct 21, 2005
Posts: 3
Start here for basics.

The Swing Tutorial
Aniket Patil
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Joined: May 02, 2006
Posts: 218
Looks good, any more recommendations?
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