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if not with GUI editor, how to design the GUI?

 
Grary Stimon
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I'm inexperienced with GUI development, so I hoped someone could tip me on how I should expect to develop the SCJD's GUI if not with an editor, e.g., as provided in the NetBeans IDE. I understand that 'all code must be mine,' but does that mean I must revert to the pre-palette approach of coding the GUI?

Thanks for any comments you can offer,

Grary
 
Alex Belisle Turcot
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Originally posted by Grary Stimon:
I'm inexperienced with GUI development, so I hoped someone could tip me on how I should expect to develop the SCJD's GUI if not with an editor, e.g., as provided in the NetBeans IDE. I understand that 'all code must be mine,' but does that mean I must revert to the pre-palette approach of coding the GUI?

Thanks for any comments you can offer,

Grary


Since you're inexperienced with GUI development, it is a great opportunity to learn it!!

I've used quite a lot SUN's website for SWING: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/ui/index.html

Give it a try, it is not as hard as you imagine.

Alex
 
Kah Tang
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Generally, it's also a lot cleaner to do your GUI code manually. There is less overhead and all the variables can be named to what it's used for.

I suggest you draw your design on a piece of paper and later do the coding with all the Swing components to match your design.
[ October 01, 2008: Message edited by: Kah Tang ]
 
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Personally, I prefer using my own code to create the GUI rather that using GUI builder tool.

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor)
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Grary Stimon
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Thanks. I'm reassured to read that some even prefer to build GUIs without any special tools. I'll dive in.

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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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When you can create GUI application without using GUI builder, using the GUI builder tool is very straight-forward.


Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor)
SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (Working on UrlyBird 1.3.2) --> preparing to upload
 
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