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Muzafar Ali
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Hello every one i want to start learning swing i am currently using java 1.6 so can any one suggest me a good basic swing book by which i can cover the swing with best way.


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Maneesh Godbole
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Core Java by Horstmann and Cornell
Also check out Sun's swing tutorial


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Muzafar Ali
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Core Java by Horstmann and Cornell
Also check out Sun's swing tutorial


Thanks
Core Java by Horstmann and Cornell what version of java Swing it covers?
Campbell Ritchie
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Muzafar Ali wrote:Core Java by Horstmann and Cornell what version of java Swing it covers?
Depends which edition you buy. You'll find details of the book on our book reviews page.
Rob Spoor
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The advanced book doesn't go further than Java 1.4, so RowFilter, RowSorter and such are not present. It does handle JTree, JTable and JList, and a bit of JEditorPane and JTextPane. There is also a complete chapter on AWT, mostly Java2D (using Graphics2D) and printing.

If you want a book for Swing specifically, I wouldn't recommend it. If you want a book for Java in general that happens to include Swing, it's pretty good.


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Maneesh Godbole
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Oh! My bad.
I used it when I was learning 1.2. I thought they would be having editions for each version.
Rob Spoor
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The latest version does handle Java 6, but none of the extra Swing features.
 
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