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    Default GUI builder toll in Eclipse

    Hi guys,
    I would like to know how to use GUI builder in Indigo Eclipse. I am new to java I don't know is GuI builder possible in Eclipse or not. I know net beens have option drag and drop. I am looking same kind of future in eclipse. Please reply to me.

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    Moved here from 'New to Java'

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    Since you're new to Java, you're better off learning how to hand-code your GUIs. Visual designers are useful for experienced Swing programmers.

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    I understand that but my superviser told me to find out how to use GUI builder in java. I am doing a project that's need GUI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan05 View Post
    I understand that but my superviser told me to find out how to use GUI builder in java. I am doing a project that's need GUI.
    If you are going to use an IDE with a GUI bulder, Netbeans has that built in. IIRC, Eclipse uses a downloadable plugin called Visual Editor. I do also think that when learning Java it is better to use a plain text editor then use an IDE when you get more experienced.

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    Using GUI builder on the job, why?
    Doesn't everyone know that something will go wrong with builders and that is will be next to impossible to get it fixed without restarting?
    That is the reason we agreed not to use GUI builders at my job.

    Additionally I think it is easier not to use a builder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khan05 View Post
    I understand that but my superviser told me to find out how to use GUI builder in java. I am doing a project that's need GUI.
    Point your supervisor here?
    This is one of those things we discuss here a lot, and the general consensus is GUI builders are not all that helpful outside of experienced hands using them to knock out a quick demo.

    Also, if you're using one, then you will usually have to stick to a particular IDE for your project, since a Netbeans GUI is not going to be understandable to an Eclipse GUI builder.

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