Swing links of the week: February 17, 2008

February 17th, 2008

Here are some Swing links that you might have missed during this week:

  • Thierry Lefort joins the ranks of Swing bloggers and opens his blog with a slew of posts. The first entry talks about rendering bar charts in table renderers, the second one adds zooming capabilities to tables (with a very interesting zooming on selection mode) and the third one shows how to use Swing worker in a modal cancellable dialog.
  • Geertjan Wielenga has a three-part introduction series to Beans Binding. Part 1, part 2 and part 3 walk through the various parts of the Beans Binding project.
  • Chet Haase has posted a video for his QCon 2007 talk. While there is nothing new there (it has been held last November), you might still be interested in a general overview of what is scheduled for 6.0 update N and 7.0.
  • Joshua Marinacci seems to confirm my guess on exporting Adobe artwork into JavaFX and SceneGraph formats. Here is what he says in the comments on a non-directly related blog entry: [h]owever, at JavaOne we will show you how to easily pull graphics created by designers using traditional design tools into your JavaFX applications
  • Alexander Potochkin reports on providing more support for JPopupMenus on system tray. Based on the comments on this entry, and on earlier entry by Artem Ananiev, this is another sore point for desktop-integrated Swing applications.
  • Finally, it looks like the next build (12) of 6.0 update N will have significant new functionality for Swing developers. In addition to a few performance-related issues on the new Direct3D pipeline, two new enhancements that i’ve talked about earlier have been marked as fixed for 6.0u10-b12: 6656651 for native text rasterization, and 6655001 for window translucency. Now this is definitely worth the wait.