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Java Programming by Hari Mohan Pandey

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16 Working with AWT

16.1 INTRODUCTION TO AWT

AWT stands for Abstract Window Toolkit. The toolkit is defined within the java.awt package. It contains all of the classes for creating user interfaces like Buttons, Labels, TextBox, Lists, etc., and for painting graphics and images. The AWT provides many classes for programmers to use. It is the connection between an application and the native GUI. The AWT hides the system from the underlying details of the GUI, the application will be running on and thus is at very high level of the abstraction. All of the classes are arranged in a meaningful hierarchy so that many of the features of the top-most classes can be used in a number of subclasses.

16.2 STRUCTURE OF THE AWT

The structure of the AWT ...

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