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Best GUI Builder

Guiseppe Meazzito

Joined: Jun 03, 2009
Posts: 1
I investigate current GUI Builders including at least SWT. Any technology is appropriate. A good design environment is important and probably the generated source code is XML or something like it. Does anyone use such GUI builder or know a project? Thank you..
Maneesh Godbole
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
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Welcome to the Ranch.

Most of us here prefer to code. GUI builders have inherent problems, lack of portability, difficulty in understanding the code etc. If you search the forums you will notice many discussions which highlight these problems.

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Darryl Burke

Joined: May 03, 2008
Posts: 5115

Cross posted and locked as being off topic for the Sun/Oracle Swing forum

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Maneesh Godbole
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Thanks Darryl.

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Darryl Burke wrote:Cross posted . . .
Thank you for noticing. It is probably on topic here, however.
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 20271

I think IDEs is a better location, as that's what Guiseppe is looking for: an IDE with graphical editor. So I'm moving this thread.

But I do agree with Maneesh - coding by hand is better than using a GUI builder.

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pete stein

Joined: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 1561
Also cross-posted at
I agree. Here's the link:
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