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    Default Doing it all by hand or using a gui editor?

    Do you guys make all of your guis by hand coding or do you use an interface such as netbeans where you can drag and drop and place the JComponents wherever you want?

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    Default Re: Doing it all by hand or using a gui editor?

    Is this a vote? Then I will vote for both (by hand and googles windowsbuilder pro) :)

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    Default Re: Doing it all by hand or using a gui editor?

    You don't appear to return to any of the threads you start, so what's the use of replying?

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    Default Re: Doing it all by hand or using a gui editor?

    Oh sorry, its just that I expect to get emails from the forum that alert me whenever someone replies, but I'm not getting any, so I forget about this site. But it's just a general question, which should I use?

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    Default Re: Doing it all by hand or using a gui editor?

    If you're quite familiar with Swing coding, then use either, whichever bests suits your purposes at the time. If you're new to Swing and especially if new to Java, then I urge you to create your GUI code by hand so that you understand how Swing works under the hood. In fact it's a great idea to at times have a peek at the Swing source code as much can be learned from it.
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    Default Re: Doing it all by hand or using a gui editor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fubarable View Post
    If you're quite familiar with Swing coding, then use either, whichever bests suits your purposes at the time. If you're new to Swing and especially if new to Java, then I urge you to create your GUI code by hand so that you understand how Swing works under the hood. In fact it's a great idea to at times have a peek at the Swing source code as much can be learned from it.
    I like the idea. I've been programming in java for close to a year, but just starting out writing my first gui app. My plan is to play with layouts in a test project, check out the code, and copy/write my own version in another project. honestly, I feel intimidated by it. Eclipse does help out plenty, giving suggestions and references. My problem is/will be, I'm starting out with a fairly complex project. I expect to rewrite code over and over as I learn new things. My strategy is usually to keep my code as structured and clean as I can. This should be fun.

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