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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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Introducing Swing

Swing is one of the major improvements in the Java Development Kit (JDK) between versions 1.1 and 1.2. It is also one of the key APIs of the Java Foundations Classes (JFC). What makes Swing so important is the power that it provides in developing GUIs for applications and applets. The number and quality of the GUI controls that Swing provides is unrivaled by any other GUI toolkit.

Swing is a major component of the Java Foundations Classes (JFC), which is the result of a large collaborative effort between Sun, Netscape, IBM, and other companies. Swing provides many useful GUI controls that originated with Netscape's Internet Foundations Classes (IFC). The Swing components go far beyond the IFC, to the point where the Swing components ...

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