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Mark Reyes
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Hi Everyone,

Good Day..

I was given a task to customize a project that was written in a foreign language. As I browse all the classes, it was well written in SW.

I dont know SWT so I am thinking about buying a book about it. Could you suggest me what good book to start with and also online resources for learning?

Also, I learned about MVC in the Struts framework, I want to know also if MVC can be applied in swt desktop programming and perhaps learn how to implement it here.

Thanks and I hope what I am asking is not much...
 
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This is a good book for SWT.

As far as MVC goes SWT pretty much supports MVC out of the box and like Swing uses the MVC pattern internally. There are build in Models to hold the data and Views (lists, combo boxes, textfields, etc) to see the data. You're just pretty much left to implement the Controller.
 
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Hi,

Good Day..

I already bought that book because I found some good reviews about it. I'm happy I made the right choice over the other (Apress.)

By the way while googling at the net, I have read a thread about SWT that Swing is the only sure thing that future JRE would support. SWT may not be around. Is this true in some extent? Thanks..
 
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Originally posted by mark reyes:
Hi,

Good Day..

I already bought that book because I found some good reviews about it. I'm happy I made the right choice over the other (Apress.)

By the way while googling at the net, I have read a thread about SWT that Swing is the only sure thing that future JRE would support. SWT may not be around. Is this true in some extent? Thanks..


Since Swing is part of the standard JDK distribution you can probably count on Swing always being around as long as Java is around. SWT is maintained by IBM / Eclipse so its longevity depends on the longevity of Eclipse. I'd be surprised if SWT went away. Eclipse is awfully popular.
 
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