Swing links of the week: June 1, 2008

June 2nd, 2008

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

  • Chrigel dives into SwingBuilder and MigLayout to create a GUI application for testing JCR query functionality.
  • On a related subject, Jacek Furmankiewicz has an article on using MigLayout for building Swing and SWT applications. There’s definitely a lot of interesting MigLayout recently, and Mikael is pushing hardto get it into the core JDK. I’m not really sure that it’s a good idea, especially given the mismatch in the pace of development and backwards compatibility. Perhaps it would be better to concentrate on tight integration with visual builders such as JFormDesigner, Matisse and Instantiations.
  • Thomas Kunneth compares the two Swing binding frameworks, JGoodies Binding and Beans Binding (dormant RI of JSR 295).
  • ???????? ????? ????????Artem Ananiev kicks off the series of posts on JWebPane component, WebKit-based lightweight Swing component for displaying and interacting with”street” HTML content. There is an unexpected twist – it is going to use the current look-and-feel to render the HTML form elements.
  • Maxim Zakharenkov summarizes his JavaOne BoF session on the SwingExplorer project and has a link to the presentation slides (PDF warning).
  • Jacek Furmankiewicz is busy at work augmenting the Java SwingBuilder with support for scroll panes, borders and icons.
  • And finally, Christophe Le Besnerais shows how to use a custom popup factory, some Java2D code and HTML to display richer multiline tooltips inspired by the Office 2007 Super Tooltips.