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Thread: little kind of "notepad" application

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    Default little kind of "notepad" application

    Hi guys, I study Java since a few time, I have a basic knowledge of the JRE, JDK, Eclipse, and OOP programming.
    While I'm trying to get better reading my book and doing its exercises sometimes it's boring and I try to do something on my own.
    I already developed some command line applications but now I'd like to do an application I'd need so bad.
    But I'd need your help since I'm not so good with graphic interfaces and I don't know how to start.
    (I use windowsbuilder on Eclipse though)

    So, I'd like to do a very simple kind of notepad that operates on a single file.
    So I just need a frame and a "textarea?" where I can write anything.
    Then everytime I open it, I want the things I wrote the last time to be shown.
    (Maybe with a "save" menu).
    Obviously if I delete things I don't want to see them anymore.

    It has to be kind of notepad but a notepad that operates just on a single document.
    I don't need other features.

    Could you tell me in which way I have to work, how to start or help me with some little samples of code?

    Thanks in advice to those who are gonna help me


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    Default Re: little kind of "notepad" application

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

    I recommend you ditch the graphical GUI interface designer and learn to do the GUI programming by hand. The experience of programming simple GUI applications by hand will give you an understanding of what's going on behind the scenes. There are multiple Java Notepad-like tutorials on the Web, just search for them.

    If you choose to stick with the graphical GUI interface builder, then this forum will not be much help. We help people with programming in Java where we can. Using WindowBuilder is a separate topic, and I don't believe there's much, if any, experience with that here.

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    Default Re: little kind of "notepad" application

    Thank you for the answer GregBrannon.
    Well about user interfaces I think the same but its frustrating when you can't do something cause you're not that skilled yet.
    I'm going to code interfaces by hand from now.

    And about the notepad, I figured out why I couldn't find any tutorials.
    I typed "note block", that is the literal translation of "Blocco note" in my language. Sorry about this

    See you around

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