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  1. #1
    Tim Guest

    Regular GUI applications


    This might be dumb, but can I use Java to create regular windows programs,
    similar to what Visual Basic is used for?

  2. #2
    Guest

    Re: Regular GUI applications

    yes...you can use AWT or Swing.


    "Tim" <tkangas@uslink.net> wrote in message news:3a8e158b$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > This might be dumb, but can I use Java to create regular windows programs,
    > similar to what Visual Basic is used for?




  3. #3
    Jason Guest

    Re: Regular GUI applications


    "Tim" <tkangas@uslink.net> wrote:
    >
    >This might be dumb, but can I use Java to create regular windows programs,
    >similar to what Visual Basic is used for?


    Yes you can do "windows" programming in Java. Main problem is that there
    is probably not a program (right now) for Java like Visual Basic which will
    allow you to just draw the windows using wizards and all of the VB predefined
    toolbars which let you quickly put an application together. For example,
    in Java you would have to use a command like JOptionDialogBox(null,blah blah,
    etc) to make a dialog box pop-up. In VB you could probably just click on
    a toolbar and draw the dialog box and it would create the code automatically
    for you.

    But Java is the future man. Learn it!

    Jason


  4. #4
    Hannes Guest

    Re: Regular GUI applications


    "Jason" <theboxman@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >"Tim" <tkangas@uslink.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>This might be dumb, but can I use Java to create regular windows programs,
    >>similar to what Visual Basic is used for?

    >
    >Yes you can do "windows" programming in Java. Main problem is that there
    >is probably not a program (right now) for Java like Visual Basic which will
    >allow you to just draw the windows using wizards and all of the VB predefined
    >toolbars which let you quickly put an application together. For example,
    >in Java you would have to use a command like JOptionDialogBox(null,blah

    blah,
    >etc) to make a dialog box pop-up. In VB you could probably just click on
    >a toolbar and draw the dialog box and it would create the code automatically
    >for you.
    >
    >But Java is the future man. Learn it!
    >
    >Jason
    >


    For a great "Visual" development environment, take a look at Borland's
    JBuilder (works just like Delphi!), Sun's own Forte, and WebGain's
    VisualCafe.
    Have fun!

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