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Alvin chew
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hi, what IDE will be use for demostration of SWT in this book ? thank you
 
Alexandru Popescu
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Most probably Eclipse. But you can develop SWT/JFace based solutions in your favourite IDE.

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Ko Ko Naing
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Alvin,
Have a look at Amazon Book Home Page and you will see that
Covering Eclipse's new capability for building graphical user interfaces with version 3.0, the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and JFace, this guide demonstrates how these award-winning tools have received broad support for creating desktop applications....


So it clearly states that the book use Eclipse as a primary IDE to develop SWT/JFace applications...
 
Matt Scarpino
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Hi,

The book is geared toward Eclipse-based development, but we explain how to configure the regular Java environment (javac) to build these applications.

You don't need Eclipse for most of the book, but you'll need it to work with the Rich Client Platform, Draw2D, or the Graphical Editor Framework.

Hope this helps.

Matt
 
Stephen Holder
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Actually, the book is written to be "IDE agnostic" for the most part. We provide instructions for getting you up and running in Eclipse, but also for setting up a project using just the command line and Ant. Appendix D (the discussion of GEF) does pretty much assume you are using Eclipse, but for the rest of the book you should be fine using whatever your favorite IDE happens to be.

In the interest of full disclosure, I did primarily use Eclipse while developing the examples, and I believe Matt did also.
 
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