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The JFC Swing Tutorial: A Guide to Constructing GUIs e-book

Author:

Kathy Walrath

Language:

English

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IT

Subcategory:

Programming

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1809 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Addison-Wesley Professional (June 17, 1999)

Pages:

976

ISBN:

0201433214

The JFC Swing Tutorial: A Guide to Constructing GUIs e-book

by Kathy Walrath


With the arrival of Sun's Swing/JFC classes, Java developers can create user interfaces that look great and perform just as well as "native" interfaces. The JFC Swing Tutorial: A Guide to Constructing GUIs provides a hard copy of Sun's popular online tutorial for Swing/JFC development.

With the arrival of Sun's Swing/JFC classes, Java developers can create user interfaces that look great and perform just as well as "native" interfaces. Its numerous code examples and clear presentation style make this title a fine choice for mastering the ins and outs of today's Swing. Owing to its Web heritage, digestibility is perhaps this book's most notable feature

The JFC Swing Tutorial is a good general guide to learning about the Swing components. I feel that beginners will get more out of this book though than experienced AWT programmers, who may wish to consider other Swing titles. The book also includes a CD, with copies of Swing, JDK1.

The JFC Swing Tutorial is a good general guide to learning about the Swing components. 1 and the Java 2 SDK.

In this book, authors and Java experts Kathy Walrath, Mary Campione, Alison Huml, and Sharon Zakhour-working closely with the Sun Microsystems Swing team-explore the ins and outs of creating GUIs with Swing components. This task-oriented, example-driven tutorial allows you to create user interfaces that work without change on multiple platforms, appearing and performing as well as or better than native interfaces

by Sharon Zakhour, Alison Huml, Mary Campione, Kathy Walrath.

The JFC Swing Tutorial uses a task-oriented, example-driven approach to. .

The JFC Swing Tutorial uses a task-oriented, example-driven approach to introduce you to fundamental concepts and applications. Designed to be read either cover-to-cover or as a quick reference, this book explains how to use each Swing component, perform layout, do basic drawing, and convert 1. 1 AWT programs to Swing. From the authors of the best-selling Java(TM) Tutorial, here is a guide to using the new Swing components, which are provided by the Java(TM) Foundation Classes (JFC).

Kathy Walrath, Mary Campione, +1 author Sharon Zakhour. 1. Getting Started with Swing. About the JFC and Swing. Compiling and Running Swing Programs. Questions and Exercises. 2. Learning Swing by Example. Example One: Your First Swing Program. Example Two: SwingApplication. Example Three: CelsiusConverter.

Kathy Walrath's scientific contributions. Publications (7). The JFC swing tutorial: a guide to constructing GUIs. This task-oriented, example-driven tutorial allows you to create user interfaces that work without change on multiple platforms, appearing and performing as well as or better than native interfaces

This is a brand new book at a great price. Author Kathy Walrath. Publication Year 2004. Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional.

This is a brand new book at a great price.

The JFC Swing tutorial. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded on January 5, 2012.

From the author of the "Java Tutorial" comes a book that meets the huge demand for information on Swing, the part of the JFC that streamlines the creation of cross-platform, custom-made graphical users interfaces. The CD-ROM contains the text online and all the examples.
Vetalol
I am extremely disappointed with this book. I thought that since this text was written by some of people responsible for the development of the java language that it would be very reliable. This is not so. There are some simple code errors - I found one in the second example in the text in their description of the GridLayout command. These kinds of errors will cause your code to not compile, and for a new learner makes learning difficult.
Further the code examples are usually incomplete and you will find yourself constantly going back and forth through the text in order to write a complete application. I mean that's good for a Dungeon and Dragon's book but not for an instructive text.
In closing, I will just say that this book is not a good investment for persons trying to become proficient in the art of swing programming.
Der Bat
I've been a professional analyst/programmer for 27 years. I am familiar with C++, JavaScript and other flavors of OOP. I found this book to be a quagmire of confusion. It seems as if the authors have purposefully sought to scatter information throughout the book instead of organizing it into relevant packets. Tutorials typically teach, not show, by building examples from the simple into the more complex, demonstrating and explaining the addition of functionality in a step-by-step manner. This is how humans LEARN, which is the objective of a tutorial. This would more appropriately touted as a cut-and-paste collection with minor explanation. I feel the book and public would have benefited had the authors spent more time on actual instruction of how the GUI components could be made into a cohesive whole than in providing the plethora of trivial cute examples which, taken individualy, do not demonstrate much. The sample programs in the back of the book are the only saving grace, and these can be accessed via the Web.
Fearlesshunter
Well-written introduction to Swing, with lots of sample code. Swing isn't the latest and greatest, but if it's in your technology stack, this book really helps. The Swing tutorial is also available online for free, but if you like the old-fashioned book format, you should consider buying one.
Vivados
The book has sections verbatim from the documentation website. However, it is useful in that you can use it AND look at the website. It's somewhat like having 2 panels on your monitor. Given the index, it is sometimes easier to find something.
Kabei
Great book!
TheSuspect
Target Audience
Java developers who want to learn to develop graphical applications using the Swing classes
Contents
This book is part of the Sun tutorial series, and concentrates on the Swing classes of the language.
The book is divided into the following chapters: Before You Start; Learning Swing By Example; Using Swing Components; Laying Out Components within a Container; Writing Event Listeners; Performing Custom Painting; Component Reference; Layout Manager Reference; Other Swing Features Reference; Event Listeners References; Troubleshooting Reference; Index
Review
Most of the coding I do in Java involves background agents that don't involve any sort of a user interface. But that's not to say that I haven't wanted to put a front end on some of my routines and allow for some user interaction. In order to do that, I need to learn more about how to use the Java GUI classes. This book, The JFC Swing Tutorial, is definitely what I need.
The book is a nice blend of tutorial and reference guide. The first six chapters are definitely tutorial in nature, with a number of examples and things you are asked to try and work through. At the end of each of those chapters, you'll find a series of questions and exercises that will allow you to assess your understanding of the material. Starting in chapter seven, the book moves more towards a reference manual, but not in the typical "here's the documentation" format. Each reference section has a series of "How To..." topics that give you more detailed information and examples about that feature. For instance, the formatted text field section has a demo of that feature, instructions on how to work with features in the JFormattedTextField class, and an API chart of the related classes and specific methods in JFormattedTextField. The blend of information and examples helps you to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical use.
The only "complaint" that one might have about this book is that much of the information can be found online at the Sun Java site. To that I say, "so what?" When I'm looking up a quick answer to something and I don't have my library available to me, online references are great. But when I'm learning a new skill, give me a book that I can carry around, mark up, and have open in front of me at the keyboard. It's how I work best.
Conclusion
This is a very complete and well-written volume on how to use the Swing GUI classes. If you need to learn how to move your Java programming in a graphical direction, you'll like this book.
Ese
The JFC Swing Tutorial is a guide to designing applications that use the Swing graphical components of the Java 2 Platform, and also Swing for JDK1.1. The authors do a fine job of guiding the reader through the basics concepts of Swing, and the new graphical components. For developers with little AWT experience, the new AWT event-delegation model is described in detail - you'll learn how to write event handlers that respond to GUI component actions.

I'm impressed by the clarity of this guide to Swing. Most Swing books presume a high level of experience with constructing GUIs in Java. However, I feel that the book could have gone much further, and provided some moderate-to-large scale applications as examples of what can be done with Swing. Many books devote a chapter or two towards the end to a Do-It-Yourself project, and offer step-by-step assistance. This is lacking from the book, and would have really added to its appeal. I also found the layout of the book distracting - it has been converted from a hypertext document, and all the links are still underlined.  

The JFC Swing Tutorial is a good general guide to learning about the Swing components. I feel that beginners will get more out of this book though than experienced AWT programmers, who may wish to consider other Swing titles. The book also includes a CD, with copies of Swing, JDK1.1 and the Java 2 SDK.  -- David Reilly, for the Java Coffee Break

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