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what is swt?

 
hatim osman
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Hi there...
What do SWT and JFace refer to? Is JFace a new component?
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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SWT is a native window toolkit originally developed by IBM, now owned by the Eclipse Foundation. It's been called "what AWT should have been." It's the GUI layer used by the Eclipse IDE, and you can build your own applications on it too.

JFace is to SWT as Swing is to AWT -- it's a layer of fancier 100%-Java widgets built on top of the native layer.
 
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