Java Foundation Classes (Mcgraw-Hill Java Masters)

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Here is the first in-depth guide to JFC, which will allow Java programmers to write full-featured, user-friendly, platform-independent end user applications that include graphics, sound and telephony. Includes a step-by-step tutorial, full-code sample, as well as advanced examples.

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References are references, and tutorials are tutorials. So it is for most books in the programming pantheon. Java Foundation Classes, however, does a curious thing: it blends the genres. Here, you'll find an exhaustive class reference complemented by step-by-step instructions for implementing many of the most popular classes.

For example, the entry for the BevelBorder class includes steps that remind you to create a border-supporting component, create the border itself, and add* to the import block. Follow those steps and you have a working BevelBorder! After that, you'll find ideas for using BevelBorders (think of these as the logical equivalents of the pictures on Lego boxes) and notes on how to accomplish specific things (like making the border wider). All these goodies come in addition to the standard inheritance information and method reference. All the Java Foundation Class components get this treatment, and it's a pleasure to work with.

On a larger scale, Java Foundation Classes is organized into a class-by-class reference and a conceptual reference for those who know what they want to do, but aren't sure which classes do it. A companion CD-ROM includes all the source code, Java Developer's Kit 1.2, and some practice questions for those interested in Java 1.2 certification from Sun.

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Get a Jump on Java Foundation Classes. Go to the head of your class with this first-ever, easy-to-use, inclusive guide to Java Foundation Classes (JFC). Replacing bulky pieces of Java's Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) and Netscape's discontinued Internet Foundation Classes (IFC), JFC gives you what you want - the ability to write full-featured, fully functional, attractive user interfaces quickly. This superb guide gives you a step-by-step tutorial on all JFC's exciting and empowering new programming tools, including trees, tables, toolbars, and tooktips, completely illustrated with coded examples - plus help with JFC's quirks and idiosyncrasies. you get in-depth discussions of the 100+ most important JFC classes, including: Instructions to help you start using each class quickly; Working code samples for each class; More advanced examples to demonstrate how to use the classes in complex of unusual ways. Plus: 5 practical examples showing how to implement different JFC's in real-world applications; Testing your application's accessibility with the JFC accessibility package; an introduction to Java 2D, Drag-and-Drop, and custom cursors. The bundled CD-ROM includes all of the book's source code examples, the latest version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.2, and 50 test questions relating to the JFC to help readers pass the Java 1.2 certification exam.

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Nelson, Matthew T.
Published by Computing Mcgraw-Hill (1998)
ISBN 10: 007913758X ISBN 13: 9780079137586
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Book Description Computing Mcgraw-Hill, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Second Edition - volume 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX007913758X

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