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Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2, Second Edition

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This book gives a very exhaustive analysis of various Swing components with explanations of most classes used. The author describes the various LnF for each component. In my view this book does a very detailed analysis of the components, their drawbacks and workarounds. The author also depicts the use of components with appropriate examples and illustrates the components in the three most common LnF's. Available properties and their use for each component can be found very useful. Each class description includes an elaborate explanation of the various Constructors, Properties, Listeners where applicable and the appropriate Data Models with UML diagrams. The chapters also provide some explanation on how additional Data Model customization and/or the LnF customization can be achieved. As the chapters progress, the author also identifies the differences between the Swing component and its equivalent AWT component.The side notes and tips highlight some of the drawbacks with appropriate workarounds. Also included are some future-looking statements about new behavior as applicable in Swing 1.3. The new additions in Swing 1.3 are detailed in the Appendix. I would be lying if I don't mention that there are some typos in the book.
Overall I think this is a very good resource on Swing.
Madhav Lakkapragada - bartender, June 2001)
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