Putting Things Together with Basic Java GUIs
Adding an Input Form for an Address Entry: The Prototype
Adding an Input Form for an Address Entry: First Cut
Adding a Main Window for the Address Book Application: Prototype
Adding a Main Window: Fir st Cut
Adding a Toolbar and a Dialog for the Address Book Application Menus
Layout Managers A GridBagLayout Example
Putting Things Together: Adding GridBagLayout to the Address Application Summary
Terms in This Chapter
Absolute positioning Dialog
In the last chapter, we covered Swing with short code snippets; in this chapter, we'll build an example Swing application. Snippets are great for learning how to use an API, but to see how things really come together you need a more involved example.
We'll continue with the addrees book application, but we'll start off with minimal features and add more as we put the application together, gradually showing more of Java GUI programming like menus and layout managers. Before we add any features, though, we'll do a prototype in an interactive session to give you hands-on, instant gratification.
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