22.6 Pluggable Look-and-Feel

A program that uses Java’s AWT GUI components (package java.awt) takes on the look-and-feel of the platform on which the program executes. A Java application running on a Mac OS X looks like other Mac OS X applications. One running on Microsoft Windows looks like other Windows applications. One running on a Linux platform looks like other applications on that Linux platform. This is sometimes desirable, because it allows users of the application on each platform to use GUI components with which they’re already familiar. However, it also introduces interesting portability issues.

Portability Tip 22.1


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