Up to Speed with Swing, Second Edition
User Interfaces With Java Foundation Classes
Steven Gutz
  • October 1999
  • ISBN 9781884777752
  • 560 pages
  • printed in black & white
This title is out of print and no longer for sale.

Now in its Second Edition, Up to Speed with Swing is for you if you want to get on the fast track to Java Swing. The second edition has been extensively updated to cover Java 1.2 with additional code examples and illustrations.

Guided by a master programmer who writes Java for a living, you'll learn Swing from the insider's point of view. Up to Speeed with Swing has one purpose: to save you time mastering Swing. From the basics of Swing to creating a custom look and feel, or from the Model View Controller (MVC) architecture to optimizing your Swing code, this tutorial gives you an understanding of the big picture as well as the experience of working through detailed examples.

About the book

Guided by a master programmer who writes Java for a living, you'll learn Swing from the insider's point of view. Up to Speeed with Swing has one purpose: to save you time mastering Swing. From the basics of Swing to creating a custom look and feel, or from the Model View Controller (MVC) architecture to optimizing your Swing code, this tutorial gives you an understanding of the big picture as well as the experience of working through detailed examples.

What's inside

  • Cascading menus
  • Trees and tables
  • Chrome menus
  • Advanced scrolling
  • Custom border classes
  • Combo boxes
  • Checkbox and radio button items in menus
  • Tool tips
  • Popup menus
  • Toolbars
  • Tabbed panes, scrolling panes, and directory panes
  • Split and layered panes
  • Toggle buttons, check boxes, and radio buttons
  • Passwords and password fields
  • Progress bars
  • Scroll bars and sliders
  • Dialogs and internal frames
  • Color and file choosers

About the author

Steven Gutz has been developing software for over 13 years, most recently focusing on the advantages of the Java programming language for platform independent user interface development. He has written countless applications for the atomic energy, laser, and communications industires. His earlier book for Manning is TCP/IP Programming for OS/2