Primrose Smith

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Is this possible in Java?



What I am trying to do is to get the person who is using the method to send a year in the format 1998 and so on.

What would be the best way to accomplish this?
5 years ago

Tony Docherty wrote:

Primrose Smith wrote:I am not confident I could pull of a good GUI coding by hand.


I'm tempted to say well I'm confident you won't pull off a good GUI using one but that will almost certainly cause numerous "I don't agree" posts and to be fair, these days, some of the tools are apparently pretty good. You will almost certainly be able to produce a good looking GUI but with most tools (in my experience) it's the code that's the problem, hand modifying the generated code can be a nightmare so once you start with a tool you are pretty much stuck with using it even for the simplest of changes.

There are people who swear by a particular tool and others, like me, who swear at them
Personally speaking I suggest you read the Java Swing Tutorial and have a go yourself. Once you understand the basics of Swing and in particular layout managers try a tool and see which you prefer.



Now that you mention it, I do recall that the tool generated a considerable amount of code that you were not allowed to touch. I think I will read the tutorial and see how it goes. Thanks RESOLVED
5 years ago

Ulf Dittmer wrote:I'm fairly sure CKEdit is pretty far from what you're asking. Have you checked out the GUI builders that come with the major IDEs these days?



I have flirted with the Netbeans builder. At the time was not good enough to know if it is good enough, if that makes sense. Perhaps what i am looking for is someone with experience with these tools to point me toward something that is effective as opposed to picking ignorantly.
5 years ago

Winston Gutkowski wrote:

Primrose Smith wrote:I remember using a rapid prototyping GUI plugin for eclipse when I was in University some years ago. It worked but looked pretty lame.
Are there any free professional tools that I can use to develop rich GUI's with minimal Swing coding?


I guess the first question from here should be: Why do you want this?

Is it because you're not confident (join the club), because you're pressed for time, or because you think you may already have gone too far (ie, your app is already too "embedded" in your GUI?

Or is it for some other reason? It's very difficult to advise when we don't have the facts, ma'am.

Winston



I am not confident I could pull of a good GUI coding by hand. That is foremost in my mind. I also recall that it is a lot of work.
5 years ago
I remember using a rapid prototyping GUI plugin for eclipse when I was in University some years ago. It worked but looked pretty lame.

Are there any free professional tools that I can use to develop rich GUI's with minimal Swing coding?

Many thanks.
5 years ago
I want to write a programme which might have 40 or so classes.

The problem is I have pretty good idea of the classes and what they should do but am not solid Swing wise so am considering putting the GUI aside for now.

Can I just write the code and ignore the GUI and then work on the GUI later?

Perhaps more specifically my question is how professionals deal with this problem? Is it easy to create a GUI for code that otherwise works or should one code with the GUI in mind?

Many thanks.
5 years ago