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    Default Use Netbeans or write Swing app yourself

    Hi, I have written a Swing application from scratch and it took hours and hours and I am still developing it. Thinking about it, I could have prbly use Netbeans or another GUI builder to do it quicker. Is there any advantages to writing the code yourself except for ofcourse getting familiar with the Swing API and the layouts????

    Also my program runs on a cardlayout with multiple cards and layouts...would that be simple to create in netbeans?
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    Default Re: Use Netbeans or write Swing app yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by Danieldcc View Post
    Hi, I have written a Swing application from scratch and it took hours and hours and I am still developing it. Thinking about it, I could have prbly use Netbeans or another GUI builder ...
    Which could have taken days and days, and led to quirte a few 'How do I ...' threads here. A visual designer can enhance the productivity of a code who is already familiar with Swing classes, API programming idioms but is categorically not a beginner's tool. IMO it's only worth the effort to learn the quirks of a designer if you are planning to specialize in GUIs as a career. For the rest of us mere mortals, hand-coding is actually easier.

    Also, this is a technical forum with an international viewership, and not everyone's primary language is English. Please take the trouble to spell words in full. (probably not prbly)

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    Default Re: Use Netbeans or write Swing app yourself

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylBurke View Post
    Which could have taken days and days, and led to quirte a few 'How do I ...' threads here. A visual designer can enhance the productivity of a code who is already familiar with Swing classes, API programming idioms but is categorically not a beginner's tool. IMO it's only worth the effort to learn the quirks of a designer if you are planning to specialize in GUIs as a career. For the rest of us mere mortals, hand-coding is actually easier.

    Also, this is a technical forum with an international viewership, and not everyone's primary language is English. Please take the trouble to spell words in full. (probably not prbly)

    db

    Thank you for the information.....and yes, it was days and days of how do i in here and lot of frustration but it's working the way i wanted it for now so i'm happy with it and thank you to everyone who assisted me with my questions

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