Swing A Beginner's Guide

ISBN-10: 0072263148

ISBN-13: 9780072263145

Edition: 2007

Authors: Herbert Schildt

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 590
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Herbert Schildt is a world leading programming author. He is an authority on the C, C++, Java, and C# programming languages, and a master Windows programmer. His programming books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into all major foreign languages. He is the author of numerous best sellers including C: The Complete Reference, Java 2: The Complete Reference, Java 2: A Beginner's Guide, C#: A Beginner's Guide, and many more. Schildt holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.

Swing Fundamentals
The Origins of Swing
Two Key Swing Features
Swing Components Are Lightweight
Swing Supports a Pluggable Look and Feel
Swing Is Built on the AWT
The MVC Connection
Components and Containers
The Top-Level Container Panes
A First Simple Swing Program
The First Swing Example Line by Line
Event Handling
Event Sources
Event Listeners
Event Classes and Listener Interfaces
Adapter Classes
Using a Push Button
A Simple Stopwatch
Introducing JTextField
Create a Simple Code Machine
Event Handling Alternatives
A Word About Layout Managers
The Swing Packages
Mastery Check
Labels, Buttons, and Borders
Introducing Borders
A Closer Look at Labels
Change a Label's Alignment
Add a Graphics Image to a Label
Disable a Label
Add a Keyboard Mnemonic to a Label
Get and Set Label Text
Using HTML in a Label
Button Fundamentals
Handling Action Events
Handling Item Events
Handling Change Events
A Closer Look at JButton
Add an Image to Push Buttons
Define a Default Button
JButton Options
Use Anonymous Inner Class to Handle Events
Explore JButton Change Events and ButtonModel
Using JToggleButton
Use getItem() to Determine the Source of an Item Event
JToggleButton Options
Create Check Boxes with JCheckbox
Check Box Options
Create Radio Buttons with JRadioButton
Build a Simple Phone list
Mastery Check
Scroll Bars, Sliders, and Progress Bars
Scroll Bars
JScrollBar Properties
Handling JScrollBar Adjustment Events
Use Scroll Bars
Some Scroll Bar Options
Setting Tick Marks and Labels
Demonstrate Sliders
Some Slider Options
Use Custom Slider Labels to Build an Audio Player Interface
Progress Bars
Demonstrate Progress Bars
Some JProgressBar Options
Mastery Check
Managing Components with Panels, Panes, and Tooltips
Work with JPanel
Use Panels to Organize Components
Use a Custom JPanel as the Content Pane
Use JScrollPane
A Simple JScrollPane Example
Add Headers
Some Scroll Pane Options
Scrolling a JPanel
Work with JTabbedPane
JTabbedPane Options
Use JPanels with a JTabbedPane
Use JSplitPane
Some JSplitPane Options
Add Tooltips
Mastery Check
Work with JList
Handle Multiple Selections
JList Options
Work with a List Model
Use JComboBox
Create an Editable Combo Box
Some JComboBox Options
Work with JSpinner
Use the SpinnerListModel
Use the SpinnerNumberModel
Use the SpinnerDateModel
Mastery Check
Text Components
Create a JFormattedTextField Based on Data Type
Create a JFormattedTextField Based on a Format
Handle Property Change Events for a JFormattedTextField
A JFormattedTextField Demonstration Program
Use JTextArea
Some JTextArea Options
Create a Simple Text Editor
Mastery Check
Working with Menus
Menu Basics
An Overview of JMenuBar, JMenu, and JMenuItem
Create a Main Menu
Add Mnemonics and Accelerators to Menu Items
Add Images and Tooltips to Menu Items
Dynamically Add and Remove Menu Items
Use JRadioButtonMenuItem and JCheckBoxMenuItem
Create a Popup Menu
Create a Toolbar
Some Toolbar Options
Use Actions
Put the Entire MenuDemo Program Together
Mastery Check
Tables and Trees
JTable Fundamentals
Change the Table Selection Mode
Allow Column or Cell Table Selections
Enable Column Selection
Enable Cell Selection
Handle Table Selection Events
Table Selection Basics
Handle Row Selection Events
Handle Column Selection Events
Handle Cell Selections
Handle Table Model Events
Change Table Resize Modes
Implement a Custom Table Model
Some Table Options
Create a Custom Cell Renderer
JTree Fundamentals
Handle Tree Events
A Tree Event Demonstration Program
Some Tree Options
Enumerate a Tree
Mastery Check
Create a Non-Modal Dialog
Select Files with JFileChooser
Add a File Filter
Some File Chooser Options
Create a File-Comparison Program
Select Colors with JColorChooser
Mastery Check
Threading, Applets, Painting, and Layouts
Multithreading in Swing
Use Timer
Create Swing Applets
Applet Basics
The Applet Skeleton
Construct an Applet GUI
A Simple Swing Applet
Scroll Text in an Applet
Painting Fundamentals
The Graphics Context
Compute the Paintable Area
Request Painting
A Paint Example
Two Versatile Layout Managers
What's Next?
Mastery Check
Answers to Mastery Checks
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