LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS: A JFC SWING TUTORIAL is a self-study or instructor led tutorial teaching the basics of building a Java application with a Swing graphic user interface (GUI). LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS has 9 lessons covering object-oriented programming concepts, using a integrated development environment to create and test Java projects, building and distributing GUI applications, understanding and using the Swing control library, exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as printing, and help system authoring. The focus of LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS is to use the existing objects and capabilities of the Java Swing library to build a wide variety of useful desktop applications. Some of the applications built include: Stopwatch, Calendar Display, Loan Repayment Calculator, Flash Card Math Game, Database Input Screen, Statistics Calculator, Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Capital City Quiz, Information Tracker (with plotting), Line, Bar and Pie charts, Telephone Directory and a video game. LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS is presented using a combination of over 1100 pages of color course notes and over 100 practical Java GUI examples and applications. To grasp the concepts presented in LEARN JAVA GUI APPLICATIONS, you should possess a working knowledge of Windows (or other operating system) and have had some exposure to Java programming concepts. We offer two beginning Java programming tutorials, JAVA FOR KIDS and BEGINNING JAVA, that would help you gain this needed training. This course requires Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7. To complete this course you will need to have a copy of the free Java Development Kit (JDK7) installed on your computer. This tutorial also uses JCreator as the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for building and testing Java applications. JCreator 5.0 is available for download at the JCreator.com Web Site. The Java source code and all needed multimedia files are available for download from the publisher's website (KidwareSoftware.com) after book registration.
Author: Philip Conrod