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Help : Swing for Beginners

 
omkar patkar
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Hi,
I know only basic java programming. i haven't really worked on AWT or Applets. Can anyone please tell me what are the prerequistes for Swings ? Is their any free, indepth tutorial available on internet ? can any one recommend a book for swings ? please ?

Many thanks in advance
omkar
 
manuel fidalgo
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Hello! I recommend you http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/ it is from the Java Tutorial series. It is easy to understand and has some examples, you only need basic knowledge of Java.

I hope this can help! bye
 
omkar patkar
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Thanks Manuel i will check out the link ! ... thanks !
 
Syskata Mitev
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hi i'm like you and i understand it's more easy to make SWT with some GUI builder. The Netpeans 5.5 GUI starting popular right now.
check netbeans.org
 
Mahesh Chandrasekaran
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Always good to use editors if you are new to Swings to learn about the Layouts for positioning the components and for developing small applications in swing.Once you get into the right path download some IDE which is free like Netbeans and start developing big applications...And from me...Best wishes...
 
omkar patkar
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Thank you guys ! .... i have downloaded the netbeans IDE ! Now i will try my hands on it!
 
Michael Dunn
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if you wish to learn swing, the absolute worst thing you can do is use a gui-builder.

the place to start is the swing tutorial (mentioned in earlier reply), then
post any problems in this forum.

the only thing you'll learn from a gui-builder is how to click a mouse.
 
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