can any one, tell me the exact difference between lightweight components and heavyweight components.

and wht is meant by a component being rectangular?
wht is meant by z-ordering?

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heavyweights have an assocated native resource.
lightweights are implemented purely in java.

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In other words:
lightweight components are platform-dependently implemented to interact with
the local window manager.
heavyweight components use the lightweight components to implement
SWING. In fact SWING could have been written by you.
Note: it is dangerous to mix AWT (light) components with their SWING (heavy)
counterparts in ONE application: things might lock up.
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