Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines, second edition

Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines, second edition

“Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines, second edition” can be accessed online for free. This free book divided into 4 parts: Part I: Overview, Part II: Fundamental Java Application Design, Part III: The Components of the Java Foundation Classes, Part IV: Backmatter.


Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines, second edition, provides essential information for anyone involved in creating cross-platform GUI (graphical user interface) applications and applets in the JavaTM programming language. In particular, this book offers design guidelines for software that uses the Swing classes together with the Java look and feel.This revised and expanded edition contains a collection of toolbar graphics, lists of terms localized for European and Asian languages, and an appendix on look and feel switching. New and revised guidelines are provided throughout, and new sections discuss smooth interaction, the use of badges in button graphics, and revised standards for window titles. Also included with this edition is a companion CD-ROM that contains code samples for many figures in the book, and a repository of graphics.

Table of Contents

  • The Java Look and Feel
  • The Java Foundation Classes
  • Design Considerations
  • Visual Design
  • Application Graphics
  • Behavior
  • Windows and Panes
  • Dialog Boxes and Alert Boxes
  • Menus and Toolbars
  • Basic Controls
  • Text Components
  • Selectable Lists, Tables, and Tree Components
  • Keyboard Shortcuts, Mnemonics, and Other Keyboard Operations

Book Details

Author(s): Sun Microsystems Inc.
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 416
Link: Read online.

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