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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!)
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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