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Graphic Java™ 1.2, Volume I: AWT, Third Edition by David M. Geary

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The Abstract Window Toolkit

Developing Java™ applets and graphical applications requires working with the Abstract Window Toolkit to some degree. Commonly referred to as the AWT, the Abstract Window Toolkit is part of the freely distributed Java Development Kit (JDK).

The AWT provides basic user interface components, such as buttons, lists, menus, textfields, etc. AWT components are platform independent and are primarily used to build graphical user interfaces. In addition, the AWT also provides an event handling mechanism, support for clipboard and data transfer, and image manipulation.

With the advent of the 2D Api, the AWT also includes packages for advanced font manipulation, printing, geometry accessibility, and input methods. The AWT is ...

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