This series of articles teaches you about creating applications using Java technology, Eclipse, and the SWT and JFace libraries. In SWT and JFace Part 3 find out how to use tabular tree, canvas, styled text, slider, spinner, scale and other controls, as well as stack layouts. You might want to look at previous articles in this series. In SWT and JFace Part 1 learn how to to create simple SWT GUIs using Eclipse, Java, basic JFace controls and layouts. In SWT and JFace Part 2, learn how to use combo, list, table, and tree controls, as well as form layouts and reusable helper methods.
Creating SWT Applications with Eclipse and JFace
Submitted by anonymous 2005-10-03 Java 3 Comments
It’s been a while and no posts. I guess that means that most people have mixed feelings about SWT just as I do. It has parts that I prefer over Swing, like its layout managers and its native look but the CTabFolder just looks alien everywhere (specially on MacOSX) and I don’t want to have to include SWT in my package just for a GUI when I get Swing for free (not as in beer or as in freedom but as in work). Then there is the thing about SWT having different packages for every platform, that’s another thing I don’t have to care about with Swing.
On the other hand PySWT looks interesting. How about translating these tutorials for that?
We’re creating an inventory tracking system with multiple front ends for different depts and RCP is coming into its own. It’s quite a steep learning curve, but we’ve got it producing multi-platform builds and wrapping it into an update site.
Users are VERY impressed when updates are just downloaded !! Works on Linus (32/64 bit), Windows (32 bit) and Mac OS X. Cool.
We are pleaesd !!!!!