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Thread: which is good GUI designer for eclipse

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    Question which is good GUI designer for eclipse

    hi, i'm using eclipse ide for my projects , please tell me which is the good and free gui designer plugin available in the net for eclipse... and where can i download it.....

    thank you very much in advance .........

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    Default Re: which is good GUI designer for eclipse

    There are several GUI plugins for Eclipse. I can't really tell you which is the best though.

    Please see - Search | Eclipse Plugins, Bundles and Products - Eclipse Marketplace

    Have you tried the NetBeans IDE before? Perfect for building GUIs.
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    Default Re: which is good GUI designer for eclipse

    If you want my two cents, I recommend against using a GUI builder until you become pretty familiar with Swing. It's hard enough to learn Swing without having to learn the quirks of a GUI builder on top of that. You're going to have a much better idea of what's going on if you code Swing "by hand" and go through the tutorials instead of drag-and-dropping in a visual GUI builder. That will also come in handy when something weird inevitably happens- code you write is much easier to debug (for you and for us) than code that a GUI builder has generated.
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