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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 19. Designing a User Interface with Swing

During the last three days of this book, you'll work with a set of classes called Swing that can implement a user-interface style called Metal. (Sounds like somebody at Sun is either a music buff or a frustrated musician. The next technology that borrows the name of a musical genre should be called Ska, Hip-Hop, or Beer Barrel Polka.)

Swing, which is part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) library, is an extension of the Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) that has been integrated into Java 2. It offers much improved functionality over its predecessor—new components, expanded component features, better event handling, and a selectable look and feel.

Today you'll use Swing to create Java interfaces, ...

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