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  1. #1
    Anthony Saffer Guest

    Question about AWT


    Hi All!
    I often been told that in order to design and deliver truly cross-platform
    applications I needed to stick with designing all of my UI with standard
    AWT componants. But it seems now, with the release of Java 2 all of my componants
    have been depricated! How viable is AWT for serious development? Do I really
    NEED to use Swing if I want to create "killer apps"?

    Anthony

  2. #2
    interesting Guest

    Re: Question about AWT


    I thought Swing componant extends AWT.


    "Anthony Saffer" <apsaffer@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hi All!
    > I often been told that in order to design and deliver truly cross-platform
    >applications I needed to stick with designing all of my UI with standard
    >AWT componants. But it seems now, with the release of Java 2 all of my componants
    >have been depricated! How viable is AWT for serious development? Do I really
    >NEED to use Swing if I want to create "killer apps"?
    >
    >Anthony



  3. #3
    Paul Clapham Guest

    Re: Question about AWT

    It's perfectly possible to write cross-platform applications using either
    AWT or Swing, and Swing is more powerful. But if you are writing
    **applets**, I would advise you to stick with AWT unless you are willing to
    deal with the complications involved in enabling Swing in your clients'
    browsers.

    Anthony Saffer <apsaffer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:39c7ff61$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Hi All!
    > I often been told that in order to design and deliver truly

    cross-platform
    > applications I needed to stick with designing all of my UI with standard
    > AWT componants. But it seems now, with the release of Java 2 all of my

    componants
    > have been depricated! How viable is AWT for serious development? Do I

    really
    > NEED to use Swing if I want to create "killer apps"?
    >
    > Anthony




  4. #4
    Rajdeep Guest

    Re: Question about AWT


    AWT components are called heavy wt components because they have been written
    in c but swing components are pure java components with many additional features
    not previously available in AWT




    "Anthony Saffer" <apsaffer@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hi All!
    > I often been told that in order to design and deliver truly cross-platform
    >applications I needed to stick with designing all of my UI with standard
    >AWT componants. But it seems now, with the release of Java 2 all of my componants
    >have been depricated! How viable is AWT for serious development? Do I really
    >NEED to use Swing if I want to create "killer apps"?
    >
    >Anthony



  5. #5
    Keren Guest

    Re: Question about AWT



    Hi Anthony,
    I have the same problem. from my research I found that the current browser
    does not support Swing unless all of your custumers will download a big plug-in.
    if you develop an application there is no problem using swing.

    unfortuntaley I need my software as application and as applet so it doesnt
    work for me. but there are companies that develop nice GUI components that
    using pure AWT. I am using them.
    but of course it costs mony.

    if you need names contact me.


    "Anthony Saffer" <apsaffer@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hi All!
    > I often been told that in order to design and deliver truly cross-platform
    >applications I needed to stick with designing all of my UI with standard
    >AWT componants. But it seems now, with the release of Java 2 all of my componants
    >have been depricated! How viable is AWT for serious development? Do I really
    >NEED to use Swing if I want to create "killer apps"?
    >
    >Anthony



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