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Java: The Complete Reference, 10th Edition by Herbert Schildt

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CHAPTER

25   Introducing the AWT: Working with Windows, Graphics, and Text

The Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) was Java’s first GUI framework, and it has been part of Java since version 1.0. It contains numerous classes and methods that allow you to create windows and simple controls. The AWT was introduced in Chapter 24, where it was used in several short examples that demonstrated event handling. This chapter begins a more detailed examination. Here, you will learn how to manage windows, work with fonts, output text, and utilize graphics. Chapter 26 describes various AWT controls, layout managers, and menus. It also explains further aspects of Java’s event handling mechanism. Chapter 27 introduces the AWT’s imaging subsystem.

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