09 September, 2007

SWT development quick start

SWT: The Standard Widget Toolkit - is open source UI toolkit for Java applications.

SWT contains powerful set of widgets - UI components.
SWT applications work fast, because this toolkit based on native OS libraries.
And development of SWT applications is pretty simple.

  • List of SWT UI components you can see at Widgets page.

  • Snippets page contains many SWT samples. It is a good idea to download all these examples and review theirs.

  • Start Eclipse, create new Java project.

  • Put downloaded snippets into the project's src directory.

  • Add SWT library to the project's build path from the Eclipse's plugins directory (e.g.: plugins/org.eclipse.swt.win32.win32.x86_3.2.0.v3232m.jar).

  • Then select on of the snippets and run it.

  • Does it work? :-)

You may download these sources from Xantorohara.blogspot.com samples

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