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Java Desktop Application For The First Time

 
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Hi All,

I have been working on java web based and middle layer solutions for a long time. But now I want to develop a desktop application in java.

Please help me. I need to know:

1. Where should I start from? Is there is any quick tutorial?
2. Which IDE is best for creating drag and drop java based application.
3. Are there any good tutorials on the best practices.

Thanks a lot.

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Vikas Aggarwal
 
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1. Where should I start from? Is there is any quick tutorial?


As so often, the Sun Java Tutorial is a good start. It has two chapters titled "Swing" and "Creating a GUI with Swing" that should get you started.

2. Which IDE is best for creating drag and drop java based application.


The one that's part of NetBeans is considered to be good; not sure about Eclipse. I would advise not to use a GUI builder at first, so that you actually get to learn how the Swing (or AWT) toolkit works.
 
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Originally posted by Vikas Aggarwal:

2. Which IDE is best for creating drag and drop java based application.



Personal experience: Eclipse is awesome! Its developed by developers for developers. So it has almost all thinks you can wish for.
Take a look at the eclipse site.
 
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Thanks.

One more thing. It is unfortunate that I do not have much time to learn swing properly and then develop the application. So are there any ready made modules and tools available which I can plug and use to expedite the development process. The project requirement does not worry about look and feel. It is all about functionality.

Thanks.

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Originally posted by Vikas Aggarwal:
Thanks.

One more thing. It is unfortunate that I do not have much time to learn swing properly and then develop the application. So are there any ready made modules and tools available which I can plug and use to expedite the development process. The project requirement does not worry about look and feel. It is all about functionality.

Thanks.

Vikas




What ever you may use (Netbeans or Eclipse) those things will help you to achieve only Look & Feel.You must understand Swing then only you can concentrate on the functionality part.This part depends on your efforts only.
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