Using AWT Controls, Layout Managers, and Menus

This chapter continues our overview of the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT). It begins with a look at several of the AWT’s controls and layout managers. It then discusses menus and the menu bar. The chapter also includes a discussion of the dialog box.

Controls are components that allow a user to interact with your application in various ways—for example, a commonly used control is the push button. A layout manager automatically positions components within a container. Thus, the appearance of a window is determined by a combination of the controls that it contains and the layout manager used to position them.

In addition to the controls, a frame window can also include a standard-style ...

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