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BADLY need GUI guide

 
Mattias Nunzi
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Hey guys I have a project where i need to create a unit for GUIs for my computer science class. I scoured the internet and only found simple things.

I need a guide very BADLY on how to program GUIs, and maybe even how to download java on my computer too, it hasn't been working. I have textpad but java wont work.

Anyways, please i just don't want any programs that create GUIs for you, i need to program them from scratch using java in like textpad.

If anyone could help me I would love you forever.

Thanks in Advance!
 
Maneesh Godbole
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Hi Mattias,
Welcome to the Ranch, we are happy to have you here

Unfortunately, you haven't specified what kind of problems you are facing in "running" java.
Check out this link. It has all kinds of useful information on common problems.
For text pad to work correctly (and automatically), the JDK needs to be installed properly. So your two problems are probably interrelated.

Regarding the GUI stuff, I would suggest the following procedure
1) Identify all the required functionality.
2) Identify all the objects you are going to require.
3) Identify how your UI should look and perform, what the process flow is, what the user experience should be.
4) Figure out how you are going to use the objects in #2 above and integrate them with the UI components. Remember, having the MVC is a big plus.
5) Then you get to actual coding!!!

The ranch is a very friendly forum with lots of people happy to lend you a helping hand. All they expect is you put in the initial effort. Fortunately, you think on the same lines too, as you are not looking for ready made stuff but you want to build it yourself.
In case you haven't done so already, this is sure to help you get the most out of the ranch.

Best of luck. Go for it
 
Mattias Nunzi
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Hello Maneesh,

Thanks for the reply but your GUI help is too confusing for me, I'm very, very new at this stuff so I don't even know what your saying haha sorry.

I just need help on how to code GUIs from a hello world program to more complicated stuff, and some code examples to get me going would be nice too.

This is just really basic stuff, not too compicated.

Any help would be appreciated!

 
pete stein
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You should go to the Sun Swing Tutorials, start from the beginning, and work your way through. You have a lot to learn and so it will take quite a bit of time and effort, but with hard work you will see some decent results soon. Best of luck!

Mattias Nunzi wrote:Thanks for the reply but your GUI help is too confusing for me, I'm very, very new at this stuff so I don't even know what your saying haha sorry.
I just need help on how to code GUIs from a hello world program to more complicated stuff, and some code examples to get me going would be nice too.
This is just really basic stuff, not too compicated.

 
Mattias Nunzi
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Wow pete, thanks so much for that link, thats the kind of thing i needed, if anyone else has other guides that would be helpful as well, thanks again!
 
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