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Axel Janssen
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Hi,
there are really interesting libraries for swing dev on Java.net.
https://jgoodies.dev.java.net/
Regarding swing its been often critiziced that the layout doesn't fit well with normal windows desktop apps. Even Windows look-and-feel from sun jsdk doesn't convince me. For example I found comboboxes way to big and it works only on windows.
With the plastic and windows LookAndFeels you get much nicer GUI. Its free under BSD-licence, that's why I did not put this posting in 'blatant advertising'-forum.
Its very easy to use in your apps.

Haven't tried forms project, but will do that, too. Its centered around a LayoutManager.
Karsten often posts on our national de.comp.lang.java and he's real ergonomy & GUI expert.
oops forgot: to get overview about lookAndFeels doubleclick looksdemo.jar in example/looksdemo-1.1 folder of download.
regards Axel
[ August 11, 2003: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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I can definitely vouch for this -- these are indeed very good LookAndFeels.
 
Gregg Bolinger
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I started using these yesterday. Very nice. And good performance compared to other Look And Feels I have tried. (Kunstoff to name just one). And everything looks the same on Windows AND Linux. So that is nice.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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