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What do I need

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I will begin program in Java.
Java Swing what is it ? What do I have to install to use this?
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a_bCommented:
Nothing to be installed except for JDK to get you started.

Look at the tutorial here - http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/
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a_bCommented:
Might be worthwhile to install a IDE like Eclipse or Netbeans though.
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ksivananthCommented:
Swing is a package in java have classes for programming GUI in Java.

just install jadk and ide( like Netbeans, eclipse... )
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mastiSoftAuthor Commented:
a_b in the link you send me I can find everything but not installation.
I installed something that calls "JCreator LE". Is it what I need?
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HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
Warning: If you are new to programming, then Swing, and the event handling that it entails may require a huge learning curve.
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Hugh McCurdyCommented:
An alternative is the BlueJ development environment.  However, they also sell a textbook (Objects First with Java).  Some college courses use this approach.

http://www.bluej.org/

The IDE is free.  The book is a bit pricey.  

You still need the JDK.  (There's a link from the BlueJ site.)
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a_bCommented:
You can download that from here - http://www.jcreator.org/download.htm

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Hugh McCurdyCommented:
Good point by HonorGod about possibly being new to programming.

What experience in programming do you have?

If Java is your first programming language, I think the advice should be quite different than if have extensive experience with C++ (for example).
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mastiSoftAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I have 10 years experience in VB from VB6 to VS2010. And 1 year in C++.
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Hugh McCurdyCommented:
The book I mentioned, Objects First with Java has only one chapter on SwingJ.  It would be a good book for someone learning his first OOP language and that's not you.  You can still download the BlueJ IDE for free but others work well too.  I suggest you follow earlier advice and go with Netbeans or Eclipse.  (Me, I'd download both and try both to see which one you like better.)

Remember that functions are called methods in Java (or the Java word-police will hunt you down...j/k).
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HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
I highly recommend Swing: A Beginner's Guide by Herbert Schildt

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0072263148
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Hugh McCurdyCommented:
Looks to me like a good recommendation by HonorGod.
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HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
Thanks for the assist and the points.

Good luck & have a great day.
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