Thursday, 16 January 2014

The following posts are all about programming GUI applications with the mature Java GUI Framework called "Swing".
We will learn and build up a full blown cross platform File Manager step by step following documentation of "The Swing Tutorial" and lurking into code of other open source Java applications.

What is Swing?

The tutorial section "About the JFC and Swing" explains:
JFC is short for Java Foundation Classes, which encompass a group of features for building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and adding rich graphics functionality and interactivity to Java applications.

Where to start from?

So it is a framework for building graphical applications you can use with a mouse and keyboard or a touchscreen. Nowadays a GUI application is usually started as a "window" (a rectangle box containing the apps' components).
And that is the first thing we want to create: a window.
Follow now our next posts about creating step by step a full blown GUI app.

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