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Zaval GUI Designer Package is a set of components that allow to control size, location,
cursor type for the Java AWT/Swing components. Actually, the components are Java AWT
events listeners that have no GUI part. Package usage is very simple:
it is necessary to create appropriate component controller and set the specified Java
GUI component as the target for the controller. At the moment the GUI component in
The list below shows the basic components of the Zaval GUI Designer Package with short descriptions:
The component allows control size and location for the specified Java AWT/Swing
component. There is a problem that is bound with implementation Java AWT components.
The AWT Component are not light weight, actually the AWT components are set of
wrapper classes over native components (Windows GUI for example), so the controller
does not work correctly for all AWT components, it is very difficult to implement
such controller. Use designer controller described below as the more universal size
and location controller.
Using the component it is possible to customize cursor type for the specified
scomponent depending the mouse cursor location.
|Drag and drop controller
The controller provides more easy way to handle drag and drop event.
The component is more complex variation of the shape controller component, but
it provides more universal way to manage size and location for the specified
The package requires JDK 1.1.x or higher and can be used inside Java applets or
application and of course the "trade mark" of the Zaval CE Group products is products
size - the core is less 25 Kb in jar file!
The project has just started and as it had been described in previous chapter there are
only four basic components. No doubt, that the usage of the components can be useful
for everybody, but the target aim of the project is more complex and impressive:
Zaval CE Group plans to provide full-scale, On-Line Java GUI forms designer
that is going to include:
The designer is available as an applet for everybody.
- Forms designer;
- Code generator and analyzer;
- GUI Component properties inspector;
- and more...
All support activities, branch versioning, and custom
software modifications are available for the Zaval GUI Design Package as they are specified
by the General Maintenance and Support Policy
of the Zaval CE Group.
The focus of the Zaval CE Group in the area of Java GUI development is oriented
at the LwVCL, GDP and the XmVCL Projects.
(The XmVCL project is the eXtension Media Visual Component
Library is the blend of sound and Java Advanced Imaging, built as
an extension to LwVCL.) Contributions of new components, API's, and other
modifications from third parties are possible under terms of the
Third-Party Contribution Process after completing quality assurance
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