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About the BookFully updated for the 1.5 edition of the Java 2 Platform, the third edition of this praised book is a one-stop resource for serious Java developers. This book shows the parts of Java Swing API used to create graphical user interfaces (GUI). Included is discussion about the Model-View-Controller architecture that lies behind all Swing components and ways to customize components for specific environments.
Book SynopsisCompletely revised, expanded, and updated for version 1.4 of the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE), this Third Edition not only adds updated programming examples of key Swing features but rounds out the book with key concepts like printing so the title provides a more complete reference for those interested in component-based user interface programming in Java. Key areas of new and updated material include drag and drop, accessibility, printing, focus management, and deployment. From the author: One of the things I'm trying to do with this edition is to expand things a little. With prior editions, my goal was to explain Swing. If it wasn't Swing, it wasn't in the book, even if it was part of what you would normally do with Swing. In this edition, I plan on adding content on topics like printing, the AWT layout managers, and deploying with Java Web Start and the Java Plug-in. While they aren't pieces of Swing specifically, they are important/related enough that they warrant discussion with the rest of Swing.
About the AuthorJohn 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).