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Arun Prasath
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What is JFC and why is it used for?
Are there any differences in awt and jfc?
Paul Clapham
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JFC -- there's a term from the distant past. I forgot what it was so I googled it. Here's the page that tells you what it is:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/start/about.html

And yes, it isn't the same as AWT. If you know anything about AWT you will see that immediately as you read that tutorial. If you don't know anything about AWT then all you need to know is that Swing was designed as a better version of AWT about 8 years ago.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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JFC is short for Java Foundation Classes, which encompass a group of features for building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and adding rich graphics functionality and interactivity to Java applications. It is defined as containing the features shown in the table below.


Sun Talks about JFC Classes

By the way, I put together a little 'chat' about the differences, and the similarities, between Swing and awt components.

The Differences Between the Heavyweight and Lightweight Sun Java GUI Components

Enjoy!

-Cameron McKenzie
[ March 14, 2007: Message edited by: Cameron W. McKenzie ]
 
 
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