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Difference between AWT and swings

Raj Kumar Bindal
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Please tell me the differences between the two and why swings are called as light weight components while AWT is called as heavy weight component.
Paul Sturrock
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A lightweight component is one that does not have an associated native screen resource (called a peer), a heavywight component is one does have its own natove screen resource. See this for more information.


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