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What is SwingX(SwingLabs)?

SwingX is the UI component library developed by Sun's SwingLabs.Many of the components used and developed in the "Filthy Rich Clients" and "Extreme GUI Makeover" presentations first make their mark in SwingLabs before making it to core Java. SwingX adds a lot of convenience features that originally one would have to make himself, such as TaskPanes, enhanced core components, glossy components, etc.

Can I use it with my application built using v1.0?

Yes... The SwingXBuilder subclasses the classic SwingBuilder so generally speaking you can just switch the declaration and everything SHOULD work. Please let me know if something from core is broken in SwingXBuilder. Any component that exists in both defaults to the SwingX version but can be accessed by adding the classicSwing property and setting its value to true.

How do I install/build it?

You should have:
Groovy BETA-1.1-2 and Gant 0.30

Checkout the package from SVN here .

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This version is based on the SwingX 12 Aug 2007 build and should work with Andres' GraphicsBuilder demos.
swingxbuilder-0.1.jar

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