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

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Summary

The AWT provides three features that are essential to developing anything but the most trivial of applications: mouseless operation, and printing. For the most part, each feature is straightforward to use and fits well with the existing AWT infrastructure.

Mouseless operation is an expected feature for graphical user interfaces that was conspicuous in its absence in the original AWT. The AWT has laid the foundation for mouseless operation by providing two basic features: keyboard traversal and menu shortcuts. More support for mouseless operation will be added in future versions of the AWT.

Finally, the AWT has provided access to platform-dependent printing. The model used for printing is in line with the AWT's graphics model and is intuitive ...

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