SWING is a graphic user interface toolkit for JAVA and was developed as an improvement over the earlier, less sophisticated Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT). It is a part of Oracle’s Java foundation classes to provide GUIs for Java programs.
Compared to AWT, SWING has a number of more powerful and flexible components and in addition to popular components like buttons, checkboxes, labels etc, SWING provides much more such as tree, lists etc. In sharp contrast to AWT, Swing component implementation is not done by platform specific code but are written in Java and are therefore platform independent. Such elements are termed ‘lightweights’.
Swing introduced a mechanism where the look and feel of a GUI can be altered without much change in the application code. After being distributed initially as a separate downloadable, Swing has been inbuilt part of Java standard edition since release 1.2. All Swing components and classes are present in javax.swing package.
About the Course
The Educba tutorial on Java swing consists of a number of video tutorials arranged sequentially to provide complete understanding of and implementation training in Java swing for users to make Java based GUIs. The course is entirely online and available 24/7 on the educba website for free provided you are registered on the website. The course is known to cover all aspects of this Java package and will turn out to be extremely beneficial for all those willing to take it up.
The following topics are pursued in detail in the tutorial.
- Java Swing Introduction
- Jframe Example and Jlabel Example
- Jtextarea and Jbutton
- JList Example and Border Layout Example
The tutorial shall consist of sequentially arranged video lectures designed to familiarize you with Java swing package and its many components. The individual videos are as follows:
Section 1: Java Swing Introduction
- Hello World Example
- Jframe Example
Section 2: Java Swing Jframe Example and Jlabel Example
- What is Frame Pack Method
- Jlabel Example
- Jwindow Example
Section 3: Java Swing Jtextfield and Jpasswordfield
Section 4: Java Swing Jtextarea and Jbutton
Section 5: Java Swing Jtextarea and Jbutton
- Jcheckbox Example
- Jcombobox Example
Section 6: JList Example and Border Layout Example
- JList Example
- Border Layout Example
- Proper device Prerequisites
The tutorial consists of video lectures. Do ensure that your device can stream the videos properly and have good quality sound to ensure a proper audiovisual learning experience.
- Internet Connection
As mentioned earlier, the course is completely online. Ensure that your device has a steady internet connectivity so that you can view the course material and have a proper learning experience.
- Passion to learn
No learning is quite satisfactory without a passion to learn. Ensure that you remain committed to the course to truly be able to extract quality learning from this course.
- Students or Professionals who are keen to know about the Java Swing topic.
This demographic shall form the vast majority of the target audience. Java swing training shall shall open doors in the programming world and for people in this sector, learning new things shall be of utmost help in the sense that it will ensure a wider variety of prospects for the future. However, their takeaway from the course shall remain entirely dependent on their keenness and passion to learn.
- Anyone who wants to learn about Java Swing.
No course or training can be a successful experience without the learner having the interest to learn. And regardless of background qualification, the interest to learn plays a greater role in a successful learning session.
Java is a powerful language and has remained amongst the most popular programming languages for a long time. GUIs are essential aspects of programming and swing offers a number of components to be used and is also, additionally, platform independent. Programmers shall be immensely benefitted from this course if they decide to take it up.
For developers as well, learning swing shall be an immediate benefit and turn out to be extremely helpful if they wish to pursue designing and working with GUIs.
Benefits of taking the course:
Java is an extremely popular, widely used and a very powerful programming language. The GUI programming is an essential programming skill especially for those looking to create applications. Swing training familiarizes you with the diverse components that are provided in the swing class and will help you use those components in Graphic User interfaces that shall design yourself.
The course is online making the course material available at all times and from everywhere provided you have an internet connection. Online learning saves money, paper and time and proves to be just as useful, and perhaps more, as traditional learning environments.
The online course provides those with full time jobs, classes and/or other engagements the option of learning at their own time and at their own pace, not to mention, in their own space.
Learning GUI programming is an important value add to any CV and will be an important asset for any existent or prospective techie.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
- I have no experience in GUI programming before. Will I face a problem?
No. The course, in addition to explaining the components of swing, teaches you how to implement them. The tutorials are simple enough and easy to understand.
- I have a full time job. Will I be able to keep up?
You won’t face any trouble keeping up. The online learning platform ensures that you pursue the video lectures as and when you find the time to do so. The course will fit your schedule and was designed to do so in the first place.
- Do I need additional course material?
No, you do not. The course material touched upon as part of the tutorial is deemed enough for a proper learning experience. However, if you wish to follow additional material, we shall, in no way, discourage you from doing so.
Although I had learnt GUI programming in Java, I hadn’t used it much. When the need arose, I took up this course to help myself revise the portion I had known before. The simplicity of language and clarity of instruction is commendable and the sequence of the videos is perfectly done to ensure a smooth learning curve. It is a great tutorial for beginners and old-timers alike.
I registered for this course to help with a project I was doing for college. And since I needed to learn in a very limited time, the online learning platform was ideal for me. The course, being well segmented, allowed me to choose certain portions of the course that I needed to understand better for the project and that helped me a lot. I would love to recommend this course to all my fellow students
Blake, school teacher:
I took up this course simply out of curiosity. The videos are clear and the language and instructions are very simple and easy to follow. I had very basic knowledge of core Java but I had no trouble keeping up with the course. Also, the online platform really helped me as it allowed me to time the course according to my schedule. It was a very informative course and I would love to take up other similar courses in the future.