Core Swing: Advanced Programming

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9780130832924: Core Swing: Advanced Programming

Now that the Swing classes have been in the marketplace for several months, thousands of Java programmers are ready to go beyond the first round of Swing books. In short, they're ready for Core Swing: Advanced Programming, the most advanced Swing techniques ever published! Kim Topley picks up where he left off in Core Java Foundation Classes, providing even more sophisticated techniques for working with text, trees, and tables, creating your own Swing components; and much more. In this book, Topley has taken on many of the toughest Swing issues raised by programmers in the Java newsgroups -- and he's also addressed three key topics many earlier Swing books missed: undo/redo, drag-and-drop, and accessibility.

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Written as a supplement to the author's Core Java Foundation Classes, Kim Topley's Core Swing: Advanced Programming delves deeply into several important Java topics. Every experienced Java programmer will find very useful techniques for working with Swing controls and other high-level UI features.

The book zeroes in on two aspects of Swing interfaces. First, there are over 500 pages on optimizing your usage of a variety of Swing text controls. The author provides solutions to mimicking native-style operating system support for data validation, numeric input, and special processing with user input. There's also excellent coverage on the extensive support in Swing for loading and displaying HTML. Sections on extending the Swing table control will let you change how table data is displayed and edited (with coverage of custom renderers and cell editors).

In addition, this book explores features in Swing that allow you to carry out advanced user interface operations, such as drag-and-drop functionality and undo support. Throughout this text, the author uses short code excerpts that solve problems and showcase brilliant Swing implementations. By concentrating on strategies and solutions, and not just the Swing APIs, the author shows you not only how to solve particular problems but also the underlying Swing design philosophy, so you can take this library even further in your own programs.

If anything, this text proves once and for all that Swing is ready to take on native operating systems like Windows with its support for advanced user features. This book delivers some really valuable and impossible-to-find information for any experienced Java programmer who needs to do more with Swing. --Richard Dragan

Topics covered: Extending Swing text controls, text wrapping and scrolling, manipulating text documents, input validation, text attributes, highlighters and carets, custom views, Swing HTML support classes, viewing HTML, editor kits, cascading style sheets and Swing, bi-directional text for international applications, advanced table features in Swing, custom table renderers, table editing and cell editors, drag-and-drop support in Swing, drag sources and drop targets, using tree controls for file information, undo support in Swing.

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The experienced developer's guide to the Swing classes!

Core Swing helps you deliver the sophisticated Java GUI applications your users demand—with Java Swing techniques that start where other books leave off! Building on his bestseller Core Java Foundation Classes, Kim Topley takes on the toughest Swing issues raised by programmers throughout the Java community and addresses crucial topics first-generation Swing books completely missed.

With Core Swing, you'll discover how to exploit the Swing tree and table controls to the fullest, customize and create your own text fields with features that sophisticated users expect, build your own editors and file viewers, and much more. There is complete and in-depth coverage of Swing's HTML support, a topic barely addressed in other Swing books. You'll also find detailed coverage of undo/redo and drag-and-drop, with lengthy, fully documented code examples, in the book and on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Every Core Series book:

  • DEMONSTRATES how to write commercial quality code
  • FEATURES dozens of nontrivial programs and examples—no toy code!
  • FOCUSES on the features and functions most important to real developers
  • PROVIDES objective, unbiased coverage of cutting-edge technologies—no hype!

Core Swing: Advanced Programming delivers:

  • State-of-the-art insights into the Swing classes that other books can't touch
  • Practical techniques for building the Swing components you really need
  • Fast-track techniques for making the most of text controls, editors, tables, and drag-and-drop
  • Hundreds of professional-level code examples

CD-ROM

The accompanying CD-ROM includes all of the book's detailed code examples a bonus chapter taken from Kim Topley's first book, Core Java Foundation Classes, and trial versions of SwingBuilder from SwingSoft and Netbeans.

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Published by Pearson Education (1999)
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