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Thread: Some help with Java theory?

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    Unhappy Some help with Java theory?

    I know I shouldn't be putting up a homework thread but im new to Java coding and could use a little direction. Google is just a maze of information and I dont know whats relevant and whats not.

    All im asking for is links to some relevant info or a little help.


    Briefly describe each of the container components that are available in Swing?

    What advantages, from a HCI/GUI design point of view, does the Combo Box offer over similar Swing components such as Menus and Lists?


    Why are Dialogs a useful HCI component? List the main Dialogs available In Swing?

    Sorry for the trouble.


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    Default Re: Some help with Java theory?

    For questions like this, the API and the Swing tutorial are your best friends.

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    Default Re: Some help with Java theory?

    Im still lost??

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    Default Re: Some help with Java theory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudkipers View Post
    Im still lost??
    Geeze, that was a pretty fast read-through of the Swing tutorial!

    Seriously, everything is in there. Use the API to help fill in the blanks.

    If you have a specific question about something specific in the API or the tutorials, feel free to ask!
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    Default Re: Some help with Java theory?

    Its just so much info, it feels like a needle in a haystack trying to find the answers.

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    Default Re: Some help with Java theory?

    Well, I'm sure you have class notes or a book that are more specific than the API or the tutorials.

    But think about it- say a question is about dialogs. There's a section of the tutorials on dialogs. Read it. Then you can check out any classes mentioned in the tutorials in the API for even more information, about the specific item you're looking for.
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    Default Re: Some help with Java theory?

    Are container components

    Array, Arraylist, Hashtable, HashMap, HatSet, Node, NodeList, TreeNode, TreeMap etc

    or

    JApplet JButton JCheckBox etc

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    Default Re: Some help with Java theory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudkipers View Post
    Are container components

    Array, Arraylist, Hashtable, HashMap, HatSet, Node, NodeList, TreeNode, TreeMap etc

    or

    JApplet JButton JCheckBox etc
    That could be an interesting question, because it does depend on the wording of your homework- I guess technically it could be asking about collections, but I doubt it. I would bet it's asking about GUI Containers.

    Hint: There is a Container class. And all classes are listed and described (including their subclasses) in the API...
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