BEST JAVA GUI BUILDER SOFTWARE LIKE VISUAL STUDIO !

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  1. Vishal Gupta

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    Hi guys!

    Can u pls suggest the Best GUI Builder s/w for making JAVA programs?
    Like in Visual Studio, we can drag-n-drop buttons, labels, checkboxes, etc and it automatically create coding for them!

    So which is the best s/w for JAVA GUI?

    thnx in advance!
     
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    Sun Studio (formerly called Sun Forte) is a pretty good GUI builder... All the form components in swing and awt and subclasses are all available for drag and drop and they can then be edited, event-creation is easy, etc and as u wanted, code creation is automatic for these components by drag and drop...

    There are a couple of others (free) that I tried but did not have that kind of ease of use... I heard that Netbeans and Eclipse are good, but I havent used them...

    Arun
     
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    can u give some screen shots of sun studio and a bit more info like sys req, download link. I googled but got quite confused. Also, at sun's site I didnt find nething related to Java. It stated it was C/C++.
     
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    Actually, it is Sun ONE Studio, not Sun Studio... Sorry for the confusion. The Community Edition of the software is free

    Download at http://developers.sun.com/prodtech/devtools/free/

    Sun recommends a 500-MHz Pentium III with 256 MB of memory to run the IDE. However, if your processor is less than 1 GHz and running low on memory, Sun ONE Studio isn't really a viable option because it uses considerable resources and system will become very slow on "recommended" configuration...

    Arun
     
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    thnx guys!
    Actually I found the link already and d/led the "Java Studio Enterprise Edition". But after installing it, I found no option to drag-n-drop controls in application!

    Can u tell which edition should I d/l, coz all 3 r of BIG size!
     
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    U can try NetBeans 5.0. It has got Matisse (GUI Builder)
    and it's very easy and build GUIs with it. Download it
    from www.netbeans.org. You can find more information
    about Matisse at the following link:
    http://www.netbeans.org/kb/articles/matisse.html

    Remember, to use NetBeans, you need a minumum
    1 GHZ , 512 MB RAM, preferably 80 GB HD PC.
     
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    thnx guys for ur help!
    I'll check all the links... :wink:
     
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    vishal, i downloaded creator2 and studio (1st and third links). 2nd link was not for windows. I installed creator 2 and it has drag and drop features. But it is too heavy. It lags a lot on my PC (1.7 celeron,256mb ram)
     
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    netbeans IDE is best freeware available u can use it for devloping mobile application too u just have to add a mobile patch too it.............. JBUILDER from Borland is yet another uncompareable tool but yet not free to develop GUI...... My vote goes to NETBEANS
     
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    I had asked this earlier. I was recommended Eclipse. What about that?
    Even Netbeans is really good.
    @casanova all the IDE's I know are java based and are therefore resource hoggers. Even netbeans, sun studio, eclipse need atleast 512 mb of RAM to work on them comfortably.
     
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