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Guiseppe Meazzito
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Joined: Jun 03, 2009
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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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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
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Cross posted and locked as being off topic for the Sun/Oracle Swing forum
http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5450347


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Maneesh Godbole
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Thanks Darryl.

Guiseppe,
Please read http://faq.javaranch.com/java/BeForthrightWhenCrossPostingToOtherSites
Campbell Ritchie
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Darryl Burke wrote:Cross posted . . .
Thank you for noticing. It is probably on topic here, however.
Rob Spoor
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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
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Also cross-posted at Java-Forums.org.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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