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java as user interface

jerwin shinder

Joined: Jan 17, 2005
Posts: 1
I want to use java as user interface tool.
It will accept data , the data will then be processed in a program running on windows XP.The output data shall be visible on the user inter face too.
Any directions, guidelines and info about helpful sites or forums will be appreciated.
Tanveer Rameez
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Joined: Dec 11, 2000
Posts: 158
Use java Swing which is the java GUI api.
[ January 17, 2005: Message edited by: Tanveer Rameez ]

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Hi, Jerwin, welcome with your first post! A bit of advice - change your name to two parts, like "first last" before the Sherrif comes around and gives you a (mildly) hard time.

Swing is part of the JDK so you already have it. It can be a bit overwhelming the first time through. Google for "java swing tutorial" or see if you can pick up an introductory book. There is a Swing forum here at the Ranch. As you get little bits of running code - or almost running code - drop in there to share what you've done and ask for more help.

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Jeff Bosch
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The Java Tutorial is a free, extensive resource available for download or online viewing at The Java Tutorial has Swing tutorials and a whole lot more.

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
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