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Mariano Lopez-Gappa
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Joined: Mar 28, 2009
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I have basic knowledge of the SWT GUI framework (shell, listeners, layouts, etc) but it's not enough to develop interactive applications.
Does anyone know of a great Tutorial for this? (I mean I've seen a few that don't thrill me already)

I'm asking here because I gather that most of you in this forum will have knowledge of many tutorials and will most likely point me to the
best one, rather than picking one on my own ignorantly.

Thanks.

Maneesh Godbole
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Unfortunately we do not have much SWT traffic here. Did you try the eclipse forum at http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=thread&frm_id=100


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Mariano Lopez-Gappa
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No I haven't, thanks. I've also found a nice chm through torrents. I'm curious about why there isn't a lot of traffic for SWT, is it being deprecated? Is it not popular?
Rob Spoor
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I think that most SWT developers go to eclipse.org instead of here, unfortunately.


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Mariano Lopez-Gappa
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I have read that swing makes lighter files and is available in more platforms than swt, is this correct? I may decide to learn Swing instead.
Maneesh Godbole
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I am not sure what you mean by "lighter" files, but evidently there does seem to be limitations regarding supported platforms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Widget_Toolkit#Platform_support
PS. The article is outdated (July 2008). A google search might provide more information
Rob Spoor
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Swing is shipped with the JRE and JDK, whereas SWT needs to be downloaded / distributed separately. As for OS support, this list (scroll down a bit) lists all the latest supported ones.
 
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