Trail: Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing

Questions and Exercises: Learning Swing with the NetBeans IDE


  1. When creating this new project, we left the "Create Main Class" checkbox deselected. Why?
  2. The _____ contains all of the components offered by the Swing API.
  3. What is the purpose of the Design Area?
  4. Explain the difference between the Source and Design tabs.
  5. Name some advantages to editing an object with the Property Editor (as opposed to editing it directly in the source code.)
  6. This lesson used Swing objects of three different types. What were they?
  7. Describe the process for setting two components to the same width in the Design Area.


  1. Use the property editor to change the appearance of this application. Experiment by changing some values and seeing what effect your changes have.

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