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Plain and simple: does it allow you to write easier to understand/maintain code than Swing?
 
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I just wrote a few simple SWT apps. My feeling is that it is easier than SWING. You also need jface on top of SWT to make things even easier.
SWT can�t do everything that SWING does. But it enough for most applications.
A few things good about SWT:
1.SWT is very fast.
2.SWT look and feel is very loyal to the platform. They are just beautiful.
3.With SWT one can write plug-ins for Eclipse which provides a powerful environment for build applications.
 
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Bruce,
could you point to some useful resources regarding swt.
I have tried it one night and found it quite confusing.
 
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Both eclipse.org and IBM DeveloperWorks have some helpful articles on programming using SWT and JFace.

Personally, I haven't used SWT much, so I'll have to defer any comments on the original question until I've used it more...
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These 3 tutorial are marvelous for SWT beginners:
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-ecgui1/
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-ecgui2/
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-ecgui3/
Of course, www.eclipse.org.
 
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I have a proposition. And this would just be for fun. I may have a go at it. Or maybe someone has already done this.
Mirror the application in the above mentioned tutorial using SWING.
I would be interested in seeing the difference between the 2 side by side in terms of amount of code, complexity, and performance.
Any takers?
 
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
I have a proposition. And this would just be for fun. I may have a go at it. Or maybe someone has already done this.
Mirror the application in the above mentioned tutorial using SWING.
I would be interested in seeing the difference between the 2 side by side in terms of amount of code, complexity, and performance.
Any takers?


Gregg,
http://blog.xesoft.com/page/jon.lipsky/20030204#swt_and_swing_another_screenshot
regards,
Raj
 
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