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Confused about Java Look and Feel terminology

 
Ronald Wouters
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Hi all,

I am a bit confused about some terminology.

For our GUI we are supposed to follow the Java Look and Feel design guidelines. Does the term Java Look and Feel also mean we have to use UIManager.getCrossPlatformLookAndFeelClassName() ?
To me, Java Look and Feel and getCrossPlatformLookAndFeel mean the same thing ...

Many posts I have read either suggest not to set the look and feel at all or to use the SystemLookAndFeel which obviously is not the same as Java Look and Feel




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Ronald Wouters
[ February 27, 2006: Message edited by: Ronald Wouters ]
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Ronald,

Where did you see the instructions telling you to "follow the Java Look and Feel design guidelines"?

I agree with you that if you are trying to follow those guidelines then you will almost certainly be using the cross platform look and feel.

Regards, Andrew
 
Ronald Wouters
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Hi Andrew,

Where did you see the instructions telling you to "follow the Java Look and Feel design guidelines"?

I double checked my instructions and you are absolutely right. There is no such MUST in my instructions. Just an assumption of me. That means that it is up to scjd candidates to make a design decision as to what look and feel we should use. I just hope the choice of look and feel does NOT affect the grade we get for the gui part of the assignment.

I agree with you that if you are trying to follow those guidelines then you will almost certainly be using the cross platform look and feel.

Ok, that clears that up. What is still not clear to me though is if I were to use the SystemLookAndFeel, do the Java look and feel guidelines still apply or do these guidelines only apply if I use the CrossPlatform look and feel ?

Regards, Ronald.
 
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Hi Ronald,
What is still not clear to me though is if I were to use the SystemLookAndFeel, do the Java look and feel guidelines still apply or do these guidelines only apply if I use the CrossPlatform look and feel ?
Most of those guidelines do still apply - there are basic concepts discussed in look and feel guidelines that apply no matter what LookAndFeel you are using (in fact, they can even be applied to other languages).

Regards, Andrew
 
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Hi,
So for sure, I will NOT use the set Look&Feel in my assignment,
just let it uses the default.

Is is possible?
Thanks,
Long
 
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