Chapter 15. Swing

HOW do you write a program in the Java programming language with a graphical user interface? The short answer is the Swing toolkit! This chapter gives you a brief overview of the graphical capabilities of the core Java platform with a special focus on Swing.

This chapter does not show how to implement these features. For a “how-to” on using the Swing toolkit, see Creating a GUI with JFC/Swing.[1]

A Brief Introduction to the Swing Package

This section gives you a brief introduction to the capabilities of the Java SE platform that pertain to developing programs with graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Next, it shows you a demo (sample code provided) that showcases many of these features.

The next section, Swing Features (page 470), discusses ...

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