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Up to Speed with Swing

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ISBN-10: 1884777759

ISBN-13: 9781884777752

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Steven Gutz, Matthew Robinson, Pavel Vorobiev, Inventor of Java Staff

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Solutions and answers to realworld concerns and questions of Java programmers working with the Swing interface.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: 10/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Intended audience
How this book is organized
Obtaining the source code
Special thanks
Review process for this book
About the cover illustration
Getting started
A Java refresher
What is Java?
What is AWT?
The Java event models
Java 1.0
Java 1.1 and beyond
A review of components, listeners, and events
Layout manager refresher
Combining multiple layouts
Minimum software requirements
Delivering a final product
Just-In-Time compilers
Chapter summary
Swing basics
What is JFC?
What is Swing?
Swing package overview
Why use Swing?
JavaBeans compliance
Lightweight framework
Interaction with external resources
Model-View-Controller architecture
How MVC works
What can MVC accomplish?
Custom rendering
Custom data models
What are delegates?
The ComponentUI class
Pluggable LookAndFeel
Creating UI objects
Creating a simple component
JComponent, the mother of Swing
Pluggable look and feel
Keystroke handling
Action objects
Other features of JComponent
Controlling component size
JComponent hierarchy
JComponent constants
JComponent fields
JComponent constructors
JComponent significant method groupings
Chapter summary
Using Swing components
Frames and panels
A JFrame application
JFrame hierarchy
JFrame variables
JFrame constructors
JFrame significant method groupings
A JApplet sample applet
JApplet hierarchy
JApplet variables
JApplet constructors
JApplet significant method groupings
Creating simple panels
JPanel hierarchy
JPanel constructors
Simple border types
Creating a custom border class
Compound border creation
Swing layout managers
JRootPane in detail
JRootPane hierarchy
JRootPane variables
JRootPane constructors
JRootPane significant method groupings
Layered panes
Layered pane basics
A layered pane example
JLayeredPane hierarchy
JLayeredPane constants
JLayeredPane variables
JLayeredPane constructors
JLayeredPane significant method groupings
Chapter summary
Tabbed panes, scroll panes, and split panes
Tabbed panes
Creating a tabbed pane
Adding and inserting pages
Removing pages
Selecting pages
Adding images to tabs
Enabling and disabling tabs
A complete JTabbedPane example
JTabbedPane hierarchy
JTabbedPane variables
JTabbedPane constructors
JTabbedPane significant method groupings
Scrolling panes
An example using JScrollPane
Controlling the scroll bars
Controlling the scrolling programmatically
Controlling the size of scroll bars
Creating scrollable components
JScrollPane hierarchy
JScrollPane constructors
JScrollPane significant method groupings
Split panes
Setting the divider size
Controlling the divider position
Intercepting JSplitPane events
JSplitPane hierarchy
JSplitPane constants
JSplitPane variables
JSplitPane constructors
JSplitPane significant method groupings
Advanced scrolling
Chapter summary
Labels and buttons
Basic user interface components
A JLabel sample program
Setting fonts and colors
Text alignment
Adding an image to a label
JLabel hierarchy
JLabel variables
JLabel constructors
JLabel significant method groupings
Listening for button events
Adding icons to buttons
Enabling and disabling buttons
Adding a keyboard mnemonic
AbstractButton variables
AbstractButton significant method groupings
Push buttons
Default buttons
JButton constructors
The JButton API
Toggle buttons
JToggleButton hierarchy
JToggleButton constructors
Check boxes
Special layout considerations
JCheckBox hierarchy
JCheckBox constructors
Radio buttons
JRadioButton hierarchy
JRadioButton constructors
Chapter summary
Text management
Clipboard operations
Saving and loading
JTextComponent hierarchy
JTextComponent constants
JTextComponent constructors
JTextComponent significant method groupings
Document handling
Document constants
Document significant method groupings
Text fields and password fields
Associating keyboard mnemonics
Special event handling
JTextField hierarchy
JTextField constructors
JPasswordField hierarchy
JPasswordField Features
JPasswordField constructors
JPasswordField significant method groupings
Text areas
JTextArea hierarchy
JTextArea constructors
JTextArea significant method groupings
Combo boxes
Adding and removing list items
Selecting items
Allowing field editing
Other combo box tricks
JComboBox hierarchy
JComboBox constructors
JComboBox significant method groupings
Viewing HTML and other content types
Listening for hyperlink changes
JEditorPane hierarchy
JEditorPane constructors
JEditorPane significant method groupings
Viewing RTF format
Simple document processing
Chapter summary
Progress bars, scroll bars, and sliders
Progress bars
JProgressBar hierarchy
JProgressBar variables
JProgressBar constructors
JProgressBar significant method groupings
Scroll bars
JScrollBar hierarchy
JScrollBar variables
JScrollBar constructors
JScrollBar significant method groupings
Listening for slider activity
JSlider hierarchy
JSlider variables
JSlider constructors
JSlider significant method groupings
Chapter summary
Menus, toolbars, and actions
Menu bars
Creating application menus
JMenuBar hierarchy
JMenuBar constructors
JMenuBar significant method groupings
Creating cascading menus
JMenu hierarchy
JMenu variables
JMenu constructors
JMenu significant method groupings
Menu items
Adding graphics to menu items
Adding ToolTips
Menu item keyboard mnemonics
Responding to a menu selection
JMenuItem hierarchy
JMenuItem constructors
JMenuItem significant method groupings
Check box menu items
Managing check box state
JCheckBoxMenuItem hierarchy
JCheckBoxMenuItem variables
JCheckBoxMenuItem constructors
JCheckBoxMenuItem significant method groupings
Radio button menu items
JRadioButtonMenuItem hierarchy
JRadioButtonMenuItem variables
JRadioButtonMenuItem constructors
Pop-up menus
JPopupMenu hierarchy
JPopupMenu constructors
JPopupMenu significant method groupings
Toolbar basics
A toolbar with many faces
Docking and undocking toolbars
Adding other components to a toolbar
JToolBar hierarchy
JToolBar constructors
JToolBar significant method groupings
Action basics
Common actions for menus and toolbars
Chapter summary
Dialogs and internal frames
Simple dialogs
Handling the close operation
Modal vs. nonmodal dialogs
A more advanced JDialog example
JDialog hierarchy
JDialog variables
JDialog constructors
JDialog significant method groupings
Option dialogs
JOptionPane hierarchy
JOptionPane constants
JOptionPane variables
JOptionPane constructors
JOptionPane significant method groupings
The color chooser
The JColorChooser dialog
JColorChooser as a component
JColorChooser hierarchy
JColorChooser constants
JColorChooser constructors
JcolorChooser significant method groupings
The file chooser
JFileChooser hierarchy
JFileChooser variables
JFileChooser constructors
JFileChooser significant method groupings
Internal frames
JInternalFrame hierarchy
JInternalFrame constants
JInternalFrame variables
JInternalFrame constructors
JInternalFrame significant method groupings
Chapter summary
List boxes
A simple JList example
A more advanced JList example
Listening for list activity
Custom data model
Basic custom list rendering
Advanced custom list rendering
JList class information
JList hierarchy
JList constructors
JList significant method groupings
Chapter summary
Basic tree implementation
A basic JTree example
Adding new tree items
Custom data models
Custom rendering
Editing tree nodes
Listening for tree actions
Listening for tree selections
Listening for tree expansions
Tips and tricks for enhancing trees
Hiding the root node
Expanding and collapsing the tree
Selecting and deselecting nodes
JTree class information
JTree hierarchy
JTree constants
JTree variables
JTree constructors
JTree significant method groupings
Chapter summary
Basic table use
The simplest of table examples
A more complex table example
Adding a custom data model
A simple data model example
Adding custom rendering
Simple table cell rendering
Rendering column headers
Simple header rendering
Listening for table actions
Detecting table selections
Detecting column property changes
Other tips and tricks
Eliminating the annoying gray background
Intercepting mouse and keyboard events
Putting it all together
JTable class information
JTable hierarchy
JTable constants
JTable variables
JTable constructors
JTable significant method groups
Chapter summary
Advanced topics
Creating custom look and feel
Model-view-controller architecture revisited
Why create a look and feel?
Corporate standard user interface
Ease of portability
New component creation
UIManager and JFC look and feel
Listing available look-and-feel libraries
Changing the current look and feel
Creating a look
Building a new button
Building chrome menus
Supporting themes
Chapter summary
Optimizing JFC applications
Why optimize?
Using optimization tools
A poorly performing test case
Sun's JDK profiler
Profiling with Java WorkShop
Profiling with OptimizeIt
A custom profiler class
Native compilation--the easy way out
General rules for Java optimization
Loop optimization
String handling
Numerical data handling
Native code
Other tips for optimizing Java code
Optimizing JFC applications
Adding threads to a JFC application
Using JFC timers to reduce CPU usage
Other tips for optimizing JFC applications
Chapter summary
Visual development tools
Other tools
Sources of information