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Core Java® Volume II—Advanced Features, Ninth Edition by Gary Cornell, Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 8. JavaBeans Components

The official definition of a bean, as given in the JavaBeans specification, is: “A bean is a reusable software component based on Sun’s JavaBeans specification that can be manipulated visually in a builder tool.”

Once you implement a bean, others can use it in a builder environment (such as NetBeans). Instead of having to write tedious code, they can simply drop your bean into a GUI form and customize it with dialog boxes.

This chapter explains how you can implement beans ...

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