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Sams Teach Yourself Java™ 2 Platform in 21 Days Professional Reference Edition by Rogers Cadenhead, Laura Lemay

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Chapter 14. Developing Advanced User Interfaces with the AWT

This is the last day you learn about the Abstract Windowing Toolkit. Whether you regard that as good or bad news probably depends on how comfortable you have become working with its classes.

If you believe it's good news, you should feel better about the AWT after you learn about some of its advanced features today.

You will build on everything you learned in previous days about components, layout managers, and user-interface events, and are introduced to several new concepts:

  • How components work and the various things you can do to them

  • Windows, frames, and dialog boxes

  • Menus

  • Creating standalone AWT applications

Windows, Frames, and Dialog Boxes

In addition to what has been covered thus far, ...

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