Key Java pp 249-275 | Cite as

Swinging with the Java Foundation Classes

  • John Edward Hunt
  • Alexander George McManus
Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)


The Java Foundation Classes (JFC) are an advanced framework of classes aimed at simplifying the development and deployment of commercial-quality applications. Parts of the JFC are already in Java 1.1- they include the new Delegation Event Model and lightweight components. However, the core part of the JFC is Swing1, the new GUI classes released as part of Java 1.2.


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  1. Java 1.2 (including SwingSet demo) is available through Sun’s JavaSoft Web pages: Scholar
  2. Also, check out the Swing home pages: Scholar
  3. Accessibility pages: Scholar
  4. JavaSoft article on Swing, parts 1 and 2: Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Edward Hunt
    • 1
  • Alexander George McManus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

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