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swing is commonly used compare to AWT why?

Rey Fernandez
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why is it that swing components are commonly used compare to AWT components?
Steve Luke
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Swing has more versatile components (tables, progress bars, etc...) and more layouts. It has pluggable LAFs, and accessible components. Swing incorporates Models into its design, making it easier to write well-designed MVC-structured applications, and many components allow you to plug in renderers so you can customize how they are display data.


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Rey Fernandez
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thank you, i want to learn more about swing not on how to use them i want to learn the theoretical part of it. Can you suggest a book or any other resources i can use for further reading?
Maneesh Godbole
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Do you mean the architecture?
Here is a nice link http://java.sun.com/products/jfc/tsc/articles/architecture/


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Campbell Ritchie
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Moving to Swing/AWT forum.
 
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