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

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Preface

The 1.2 JDK (Java Development Kit) offers vastly improved support over its predecessors for developing graphical user interfaces and graphical applets/applications in the form of the Java Foundation Classes.The Java Foundation Classes are represented by four APIs: AWT, Swing, Accessibility and the 2D API.

The Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) is Java's original user interface toolkit that provides a basic set of components such as labels, buttons, scrollbars etc. The AWT also includes a great deal of infrastructure for graphical components such as a delegation event model, layout management, and support for data transfer and lightweight components.

Swing is a second user interface toolkit that is built on the AWT's infrastructure. Swing offers ...

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