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Sun Certification Training Guide (310-025, 310-027): Java™ 2 Programmer and Developer Exams by Jamie Jaworski

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AWT Components

The Component class is the superclass of the set of AWT classes that implement GUI controls. These components include windows, dialog boxes, buttons, labels, text fields, and other common GUI components. The Component class provides a common set of methods that are used by all these subclasses, including methods for working with event handlers, images, fonts, and colors. This class implements more than 100 methods.

It is a good idea to browse the API pages of the Component class to get a feel for the kinds of methods that are available because they are inherited by all the subclasses of Component. It is important to note that the Container class is a direct subclass of Component. Although the certification exam will not test you ...

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