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Is it possible to create a user-customizable GUI?

Shawn Anderson

Joined: Apr 15, 2002
Posts: 3
First off I am fairly new to Java - with about 6 months experience. I was wondering if it was
possible to create a page (in JBuilder 6) within an application where the user could customize
their own GUI. The user would be able to add/delete: buttons, radio buttons, combo boxes, labels and a title which could be saved and the source code would be automatically generated. Any
connectivity would be the users responsibility. Essentially, the page would simply be act as a
portal to another program (whatever program) from within the product application. I'm not sure
if I've given enough info but it's pretty much all I've got myself. I would really like to know
if it's ever been done before. Thanks for any direction or help you can offer, I hope this made
Shawn Anderson
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Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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Well, what you are describing is an IDE - like JBuilder is an IDE. So of course it CAN be done.
You might want to check around the IDE forum for the location of free source code.

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