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Swing with eclipse IDE

 
kc pradeep
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Hi,

Is there way I can quickly develop GUI applications in Eclipse? Is there any plugin or somewhere where I can just drag and drop to develop UI?
 
Luigi Plinge
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Eclipse has built in SWT support, which is a competing technology to Swing. Not sure about plugins. You should probably try NetBeans, as this has a very good built-in Swing GUI creator, with drag-and-drop. This is often cited as NetBeans' advantage over Eclipse.
 
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Luigi Plinge wrote:You should probably try NetBeans, as this has a very good built-in Swing GUI creator, with drag-and-drop.

Unless you have considerable experience in hand-coding Swing GUIs, you probably shouldn't. The visual designer aka Matisse is not a beginners' tool.

You can learn about using Swing here: Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing
 
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This thread would sit better on our GUIs forum. Moving.
 
sean lopez
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I would recommend looking into Rich Client Platform (RCP). RCP is new to Eclipse 3.0. If you are interested check out the tutorials and other information you find here: http://www.eclipsepowered.org/rcp.html
 
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Eclipse doesn't come with a GUI builder out-of-the-box like NetBeans, but you can get Google WindowBuilder Pro (for free) which is an Eclipse plug-in that adds a good GUI builder to Eclipse.

WindowBuilder Pro used to be a commercial product that cost money, but Google bought it and made it available for free.
 
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You might try the Jigloo plugin for Eclipse. I've been using it at home for a year and I'm very impressed. It's free for non-commercial use.
http://www.cloudgarden.com/jigloo/
 
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