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What are the main differences between books Swing and Swing II?

 
Barry Gaunt
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I have recently obtained a copy of the original Swing book. What are the major differences between the original book and the new 2nd edition of Swing.
Under what conditions must I throw the original edition over the wall?
Thanks, Barry.
 
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Hi Barry,
The new edition would be usefull to you if you want info & examples on the following:
- New keyboard and focus architecture
- New scrollable tabbed pane functionality
- New JSpinner component
- New JFormattedTextField component
- Using Formats and InputVerifiers to validate text field input
- step-by-step examples for creating a Swing-based HTML editor
- step-by-step examples for creating a Swing-based XML editor
- Drag and Drop examples
- General updates and notes regarding changes and additions that have occurred from Java1.2 to 1.3 and 1.4
If none of the above is super-important to you then the first edition should be fine (although you'll probably want to download the second edition examples).
Regards,
-Matt
 
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Thanks, Matt. I guess the e-book will be my best option for an upgrade in this case.
 
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Yes, I had forgotten about the e-book option. Probably the best bet for those with the first edition.. unless you can manage to win one of the 2nd edition giveaways (sorry I can't influence this
 
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