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How do I make a gui for free?

Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:56 PM

I need help with it i cant use jform cuz it cost money and i dont have it to waste so if someone has another way or program could u please tell me?
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Re: How do I make a gui for free?

Posted 18 March 2011 - 05:01 PM

Write the code yourself. Java GUI Builders produce horrid and unmaintainable code that humans cannot read. And Swing is very straight-forward. In fact, we have a number of tutorials in the Java Tutorials Section on the Java GUI.
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Re: How do I make a gui for free?

Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:17 PM

Have to agree with macosxnerd101 write the GUI yoursefl Swing and awt are so easy to use and flexible and there are so many tutorials around on how to go about it. Here is a great tut straight from here very easy and basic but gives you an idea of where to start. http://www.dreaminco...-using-jframes/

However if you really want a free gui builder use netbeans IDE it has one built in not as flexible as creating it your self but its available. Hope this helps.
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Re: How do I make a gui for free?

Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:59 PM

I agree and disagree. A part of the reason it is totally unreadable is because people drag, drop, and call it done. When I use GUI builders I find it imperative to drop, see what was generated, provide an appropriate name for the object, and move on. Most people probably don't do that. When used as a way to get your objects in the right place without fighting layout managers too much they are useful. When used to slap an interface onto code they are horrid.

None the less, there is a huge deal to be learned by hand writing your gui. If you aren't intimately familiar with the platform you need to do it by hand to get a grip on it.
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Re: How do I make a gui for free?

Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:02 PM

View Posthaiyun211, on 18 March 2011 - 08:17 PM, said:

However if you really want a free gui builder use netbeans IDE it has one built in not as flexible as creating it your self but its available. Hope this helps.

-1 for that one
It is against the message we try to transmit a few times a week
WRITE YOUR OWN GUI
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Re: How do I make a gui for free?

Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:40 PM

View Postpbl, on 18 March 2011 - 07:02 PM, said:

View Posthaiyun211, on 18 March 2011 - 08:17 PM, said:

However if you really want a free gui builder use netbeans IDE it has one built in not as flexible as creating it your self but its available. Hope this helps.

-1 for that one
It is against the message we try to transmit a few times a week
WRITE YOUR OWN GUI


My reason for that was that once he trys to really use it like I did you realize that writing your own is much better and you never look at doing a gui builder again. Keep in mind that was my case.
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