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Old 05-01-2005, 06:28 AM   #1
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VB Like GUI Tool For Java?


The one thing VB is liked by most people for is how easy it is to pick up. And with MS VB4.0 it made GUI's easy to create. MS VB6.0 made it even easier with wizards to create quite complicated forms in a matter of a few clicks.

So my question is, are there any such tools available for Java? Not so much the wizards, but the way you can drag and drop widgets, double click on them, choose an event from a drop-down box and code the logic straight away.

I've seen eclipse and netbeans but they don't really come close to the ease of use with MSVB6.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
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Commercial solutions, like Sun Studio Creator, may match your need.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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You can try "gambus" ... almost like VB ...

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Gambas is not exactly a Java IDE ...
 
Old 05-02-2005, 04:21 PM   #5
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Oops Sorry, next time i'll be more careful about spelling ... ... i have said that "Gambas is almost like VB" not like Java ... ... if you misunderstood me then i am sorry (may be you should also ... ) ... anywayz take care.

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Old 05-02-2005, 07:36 PM   #6
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netbeans does it but dy default the layout is not absolute like in vb. i mean in vb when you place a button the position is not adjusted. In java , you have many layout managers like absolute layout(i suppose like the vb thing, never used it), gridlayout, etc...
when you double click on a button in netbeans it place you right where you need to put the code. Most swing components are in netbeans, the drag and drop is not the same because of layout managers... it is quite pleasant to have them when you see their utility.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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eclipse + VE plugin

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index.php
http://www.eclipse.org/vep/
 
Old 05-03-2005, 01:05 AM   #8
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i have said that "Gambas is almost like VB" not like Java ... ... if you misunderstood me then i am sorry (may be you should also ... )
I didn't misunderstood you. The OP was asking about a GUI Tool for Java, and your answer was slightly off topic.
 
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jlliagre,

yup ... you are right ... my answer was slightly off topic. but it seemed to me that the OP was interested about VB ... so i wanted to help him although i m a newbie ...

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No problem, every piece information is good, even off topic
 
Old 05-04-2005, 03:22 AM   #11
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thanx jlliagre ...
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:01 AM   #12
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After creating my program, I've decided that Netbeans 5.0 Beta 2 is most like VB6.0 because it provides an absolute positioning system with nice drag 'n drop, and that it has the better all-round (yet incomplete) GUI creators. I've also switched from Eclipse to Netbeans because (for me at least) Netbeans doesn't hog the memory as much and has nicer interface in general.

After all that, doing the GUI by hand was still the fastest way and getting to learn how Swing's layout managers work is definitely worthwhile.

Thanks for the responses guys.
 
  


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