Java GUI Application Learning Trail
What is a GUI application?
A graphical user interface (GUI) is an application that uses the standard Java
components GUI component set, Swing, and is deployed to the desktop.
Like all Java code, Java GUI applications simplify the task of creating desktop
applications because they can be run on any platform.
The GUI Builder in NetBeans IDE has long provided advanced GUI application support.
In NetBeans IDE 5.0, this support was greatly
enhanced with new tools (code named Matisse) that provide an innovative approach
to developing Java GUIs. These tools include
a new layout manager called GroupLayout and a visual GUI builder that makes the layout
design of visual forms much easier. The GUI builder exposes simple layout
rules that are easy to understand and to use quickly. It lets you lay out components
freely, providing visual guidelines for optimal spacing between components and
alignment of components.
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