Chapter 7. Graphics



The main reason for the popularity of the SWT/JFace toolset is its use of the operating system’s native widgets. Most users, accustomed to their operating system, prefer applications that resemble their environment. They want widgets that look and operate similarly from one GUI to the next. But sometimes, a developer needs to go beyond built-in parts and create components of his own. Customized controls add a sense of individuality to a user interface, and images may be necessary for visually oriented applications. In these situations, it’s necessary to understand the graphics capabilities of the SWT/JFace toolset. ...

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