9.3 The JFace Layer

Image 7.1SWT is a typical user interface toolkit that provides the standard interaction elements, such as text fields, tables, and trees, out of the box. However,Image 7.4 it is also designed to be minimal: Since it accesses the native widgets of the platform that the application executes on, the SWT classes must be ported to every supported platform. For that reason, SWT offers only bare-bones functionality. Any higher-level functionality is factored out into the JFace framework, which is pure Java and portable. JFace facilitates connecting ...

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