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how to make rich desktop applications?

Punit Jain
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hii, i want to know how to make rich desktop application?
can i make them using swing only??
else where i have to look to make rich desktop apps?


Thank you
Tim Moores
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Define "rich desktop application". It's not a term that has a single universally understood meaning.
Punit Jain
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by rich i mean, which has rich user interface.
user friendly interface.
look and feel should be good, not like look and feels swing gives.
Tim Moores
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Saying "by rich I mean rich" isn't really helpful. Every GUI toolkit in existence can be used to code user-friendly and user-hostile UIs.

Are you aware that Swing comes with several L&Fs (Look-and-Feel) that you can use if you don't like the default Swing look?
Punit Jain
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Saying "by rich I mean rich" isn't really helpful. Every GUI toolkit in existence can be used to code user-friendly and user-hostile UIs.

i mean, which have (shadows, rounded rects, and lots off attractive interface)

Are you aware that Swing comes with several L&Fs (Look-and-Feel) that you can use if you don't like the default Swing look?

yes i am aware to them.
but they are not really very much attractive. (ie. metal).
Tim Moores
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That's why I said "other than the default" - Metal is (or used to be) the default. Nothing stops you from using a platform-native L&F.
Punit Jain
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Thanks tim..
i got nice interface with nimbus look and feel...
while searching, i found using java fx we can get much better desktop applications..?
 
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