To demonstrate how to build GUI applications using the Swing APILearning Objectives
- Overview of Swing and the JFC - associate the components of the Swing architecture with their corresponding functionality, and identify the guidelines associated with using Swing's components.
- Swing components and containers - specify the code to create and use the containers required for a Swing application in a given scenario.
- Creating a simple Swing application - set up and display Swing container objects in a specific Swing application and launch that application.
- Basic Swing components - specify the code used to create labels, text, buttons, and menus for a given application.
- Handling events in Swing - implement an event handler for a specific event in a given scenario.
- Using Swing layout managers - specify the code involved in using Swing's layout manager classes to display and arrange components in an application.
- Painting Swing components - identify the guidelines associated with painting in Swing and AWT.
- Handling events and laying out a Swing application - write the code involved in handling events for Swing components and displaying these components in a GUI application.
Programmers with an understanding of procedural programming concepts who want to learn Java and object-oriented programming; programmers proficient in another object-oriented programming language who want to move to Java; programmers experienced in the Java language who want to take the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0 exam