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GUI builder plugin

 
MD McKenna
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Hello again. I would like to ask if anyone could recommend a either a GUI Builder plugin for Eclipse or another development environment for Swing applications. As I have to use JDK 1.4 I need one which will work with this. I have been trying Jigloo but it is giving me problems. Thanks
 
Michael Dunn
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> As I have to use JDK 1.4 I need one which will work with this.
> I have been trying Jigloo but it is giving me problems.

the swing tutorial, your imagination and fingers are the best option.

GUI builders ---> short-term relief, long-term grief
 
David Stevens
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I switched from Eclipse to Netbeans Netbeans homepage after getting very *!?&%! off with Jigloo which I'd been trying to use. Netbeans has a built-in GUI builder and I think it's a lot easier to use.

Having said that, I do agree with Michael. Navigating through heaps of generated code is a lot messier than hand-writing the code yourself, and if you're still getting to grips with Swing (as I am), you may find it a more valuable learning experience to code everything yourself.

(I don't think all that ugly generated code does my OCD too good either!)
 
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