"The authors have done an excellent job of mapping out
the territory and explaining the standard patterns that make
Swing great. I love the way they have gone beyond just laying
out the APIs to covering issues about what makes a good user
interface - what makes an appication easy to understand and
use. And they go beyond the usual snippets of code to complete
applications. This is a great way to inter-relate all of the
parts of the Swing API. "
Vice President and Sun Fellow
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Swing has something for
all Java audiences, but is mainly intended for experienced and
advanced GUI developers. Each chapter begins with a discussion of
relevant classes and interfaces, often interspersed with small
example applications to demonstrate key features. The remainder is
then devoted to extensive, real-world examples that are explained
thoroughly and are often built on top of one another. These examples
are the main thrust of this book and make up most of its
Each Swing component is covered
in depth with several accompanying examples. We have also
identified five areas of Swing that deserve significantly
more attention than others due to their size and complexity:
the text package, the tree package, the table package, MDI
environments, and pluggable look and feel. Thus, you will
find the examples of this material particularly extensive.
Additionaly, we have included special topics chapters on Printing,
XML, and Drag & Drop -- all in terms of Swing.
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