Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Swing Applications

On Wednesdays' lecture we will be talking about the Java Swing library (Chapter 13 from the textbook, which you can download from the textbook website. This material will not be on the tests, but it will be on the next Lab. The video below also shows you how to build a simple Swing app.

In class I also demoed the windowbuilder plugin for eclipse, which lets you drag-and-drop your way to a working GUI. But, if you are planning on doing a lot of GUI drawing, you will want to use netbeans. It is much more stable.

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