The Definitive Guide to Java Swing / Edition 3

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Overview

Fully updated for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition version 5.0, the third edition of this praised book is a one-stop resource for serious Java developers. This book shows you the parts of Java Swing API that you will use daily to create graphical user interfaces (GUI). You will also learn about the Model-View-Controller architecture that lies behind all Swing components, and about customizing components for specific environments.

Author John Zukowski also provides custom editors and renderers for use with tables, trees, and list components. You’ll encounter an overview of Swing architecture, and learn about core Swing components, toggelable components, event handling with the Swing Component Set, Swing menus and toolbars, borders, pop-ups, choosers, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594476
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/13/2005
  • Series: Definitive Guide Series
  • Edition description: Special
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 928
  • Product dimensions: 1.84 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

John Zukowski has been involved with the Java platform since it was just called Java, since 1995. He writes a monthly column for Sun's Core Java Technologies Tech Tips and Technology Fundamentals Newsletter. He has contributed content to numerous other sites, including jGuru, DevX, Intel, and JavaWorld. He has written many other popular titles on Java, including Java AWT Reference (O'Reilly), Mastering Java 2 (Sybex), Borlands' JBuilder: No Experience Required (Sybex), Learn Java with JBuilder 6 (Apress), Java Collections (Apress), and The Definitive Guide to Swing (Apress).
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Swing overview 1
Ch. 2 Event handling with the Swing component set 17
Ch. 3 The model-view-controller architecture 59
Ch. 4 Core Swing components 67
Ch. 5 Toggle buttons 115
Ch. 6 Swing menus and toolbars 151
Ch. 7 Borders 211
Ch. 8 Root pane containers 235
Ch. 9 Pop-ups and choosers 267
Ch. 10 Layout managers 343
Ch. 11 Advanced Swing containers 377
Ch. 12 Bounded range components 419
Ch. 13 List model controls 451
Ch. 14 Spinner model controls 509
Ch. 15 Basic text components 521
Ch. 16 Advanced text capabilities 585
Ch. 17 Trees 623
Ch. 18 Tables 675
Ch. 19 Drag-and-drop support 729
Ch. 20 The pluggable look and feel architecture 741
Ch. 21 The undo framework 783
Ch. 22 Accessibility 805
App UI manager properties 813
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