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Chandrakanth Shettigar
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Hi,
I am newbie to SWINGS. i've been a middle tier and backend developer in java.
In one of my project i need to develop one GUI builder tool.
Basically it contains menubar, palette to contain few components such as rectangle, table etc, and a space where we can design a gui by
selecting the components from the palette.
How can i start with this...?

plz hlp me out....

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Thanks & Regards,

Chandrakanth
 
Jared Cope
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That is a fairly big project for someone new to GUI.

A starting point would be to check out some existing tools that do this already. You could then decide if you want to emulate one of those by writing your own -- or just purchase it if it's fit for the job.

Just do a google search and you will find some. Here is a starting point:
http://www.jvider.com/

Good luck,

Cheers, Jared.
 
Chandrakanth Shettigar
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It'll be a big project.. thats right...
I need to develop that n ther'll be so many customization in it..
I got sufficient time to develop...
I want some small examples for.... how to add components on the form by
selecting it from the palette... i have gone through most of the AWT
and SWING apis... now im little familiar with those...

Just want to get started...
 
Jared Cope
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Originally posted by Chandrakanth Shettigar:

I want some small examples for.... how to add components on the form by



I don't think there will be any small examples for how to do any of this. Code samples anyway. We can talk pseudo code and things like that, but the code is going to be quite involved at the end of the day.

Cheers, Jared.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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