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The Swing Components

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The Swing components are intended to extend but not replace the AWT components. Like the AWT, Swing is used to create graphical user interfaces for Java programs. Since this is the role of the AWT, why do we need Swing? Swing offers a number of advantages over the AWT components. There are more Swing components than AWT components including some high level components such as a tree-view and tabbed panels. Where the Swing and AWT components seem to overlap, such as the classes which represent buttons, the Swing component offers greater functionality than their AWT counterparts.


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Cowell, J. (1999). The Swing Components. In: Essential Java 2 fast. Essential Series. Springer, London.

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