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AWT and Swing Updates

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This chapter has introduced some of the more visual items added to the latest desktop Java release. You learned about having fun with splash screens and the system tray. You explored the new modality options for pop-up windows, and discovered that you can now write GIF images without the risk of patent violations. Also on the AWT front were the latest antialiasing enhancements. In the Swing world, you explored the sorting and filtering enhancements to the JTable component, how the SwingWorker class was finally introduced to the standard platform libraries, and how to place components on tabs of a JTabbedPane. Printing text components is another feature added to Mustang, along with another round of improvements to drag-and-drop support.

The next chapter takes you to the latest improvements to JDBC (the trademarked name that is not an acronym for Java Database Connectivity). You’ll see how the 4.0 version of the API to access SQL data stores makes life even easier for you.


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(2006). AWT and Swing Updates. In: Java™ 6 Platform Revealed. Apress.

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