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Lesole Mphinyane
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hey all.. i am looking for good gui builder or java visual editors,... which one do you recommend...?
 
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Lesole Mphinyane wrote:hey all.. i am looking for good gui builder or java visual editors,... which one do you recommend...?


My guess is that NetBeans, which bundles the Matisse GUI builder, has the most popular of the free GUI builder out there. So if you haven't looked at this, it's worth a look.

But having said that, this begs the question: what do you intend to do with it? If this is for professional development? Web app? or are you a student trying to learn programming and GUI creation? I ask because each of these (and other) situations often call for different solutions.

Much luck!
 
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pete stein wrote:

My guess is that NetBeans, which bundles the Matisse GUI builder, has the most popular of the free GUI builder out there. So if you haven't looked at this, it's worth a look.

But having said that, this begs the question: what do you intend to do with it? If this is for professional development? Web app? or are you a student trying to learn programming and GUI creation? I ask because each of these (and other) situations often call for different solutions.

Much luck!


i am student with 3 yrs of academic programming experience and i am developing a commercial asset management system, thus looking for a gui builder which much better... what do you think of the Eclipse Visual editor? just read about it..
Thanks
 
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Lesole Mphinyane wrote:i am student with 3 yrs of academic programming experience and i am developing a commercial asset management system, thus looking for a gui builder which much better... what do you think of the Eclipse Visual editor? just read about it..
Thanks


I'm afraid that I'm the wrong person to ask re personal opinion as I make all my Swing GUI's by hand, and I'm a big advocate of creating GUI's this way.

But since the GUI builders we've been discussing are both free, why not just take them out for a whirl and find out which one suits you best?
 
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