Swing In Eclipse

  1. WindowBuilder is composed of SWT Designer and Swing Designer and makes it very easy to create Java GUI applications without spending a lot of time writing code.
  2. Use WindowBuilder Pro (provided by Google). It supports SWT and Swing as well with multiple layouts (Group layout, MiGLayout etc.) It's integrated out of the box with Eclipse Indigo, but you can install plugin on previous versions (3.4/3.5/3.6).
  3. SWT/Swing Designer is a Java GUI designer that makes it very easy to create Java GUI applications without spending a lot of time writing code to display simple forms. You can create complicated windows in minutes using the WYSIWYG visual designer, and the Java code is generated for you.
  4. The JTable class is used to display data in tabular form. It is composed of rows and columns. JTable class declaration. Let's see the declaration for javax.swing.JTable class.

Nimbus is a polished cross-platform look and feel introduced in the Java SE 6 Update 10 (6u10) release. The following screen capture, from SwingSet3 shows the Nimbus look and feel. Mountain to utc conversion.

Nimbus uses Java 2D vector graphics to draw the user interface (UI), rather than static bitmaps, so the UI can be crisply rendered at any resolution.

Eclipse IDE for Java Developers: For developing Java SE applications, which is a subset of the Java EE Developer package. To start downloading the package, click on the link 32-bit or 64-bit, depending upon the bit version of your operating system.

Nimbus is highly customizable. You can use the Nimbus look and feel as is, or you can skin (customize) the look with your own brand.

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Enabling the Nimbus Look and Feel

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How To Use Swing In Eclipse

For backwards compatibility, Metal is still the default Swing look and feel, but you can change to Nimbus in one of three ways:

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  • Add the following code to the event-dispatching thread before creating the graphical user interface (GUI):

    The first line of code retrieves the list of all installed look and feel implementations for the platform and then iterates through the list to determine if Nimbus is available. If so, Nimbus is set as the look and feel.

    Version Note: Do not set the Nimbus look and feel explicitly by invoking the UIManager.setLookAndFeel method because not all versions or implementations of Java SE 6 support Nimbus. Additionally, the location of the Nimbus package changed between the JDK 6 Update 10 and JDK 7 releases. Iterating through all installed look and feel implementations is a more robust approach because if Nimbus is not available, the default look and feel is used. For the JDK 6 Update 10 release, the Nimbus package is located at com.sun.java.swing.plaf.nimbus.NimbusLookAndFeel.
  • Specify Nimbus as the default look and feel for a particular application at the command line, as follows:
  • Permanently set the default look and feel to Nimbus by adding the following line to the <JAVA_HOME>/lib/swing.properties file:If the swing.properties file does not yet exist, you need to create it.