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Applying MVC to a "windows explorer" like program

Matt Kidd
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Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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Its been at least a year since I've posted and I'm about to write a program for my own use. Its sort of like a file viewer which is why I'm basing it on windows explorer. I'd like to use MVC since when I lost my job that was the pattern used on the project and it still seems prevalent today. I know Swing can be used for the View but I'm not sure what the Model and the Controller would be written in. I do understand I will need to get a firmer grasp of MVC but this is just prep work for down the road. Since there will be a lot of file interation would NIO be in the Model or the Controller? I was thinking the model.
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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Model sounds good. It generally represents the underlying domain objects so that they can be used by any number of views or controllers.


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