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How to make java-swing components WITHOUT coding ?

Rahul Sudip Bose
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Joined: Jan 21, 2011
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I have been doing a bit of "basic" programming in java and i want to get a break from the console. But i dont want to do the swing coding as of now. Is there any free software that allows us to "drag and drop swing components onto a page and associate our code with them" ? Is this even possible ?
If my words are not clear :
I want something like those Web page designing tools that allow you to make amazing pages without knowing even 1 line of HTML etc...just drag and drop.

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Mohamed Sanaulla
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Joined: Sep 08, 2007
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Yes there are- Netbeans has an Gui Builder. You can install such plugins for eclipse also.
But I would suggest you to start off without using gui builders. You can learn a lot of things without using them and also have a good hold over the layout of the components.

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Campbell Ritchie

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This would sit better on the GUI forum. Moving thread.
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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