Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications

Author: Chet Haase, Romain Guy
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Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications

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by anonymous   2017-08-20

There has been some advancements in the GUI front in Java.

For example, beginning from Java 6 Update 10, it is possible to make transparent and shaped windows (i.e. arbitrarily-shaped windows commonly seen in media players) in Java:

How to Create Translucent and Shaped Windows

Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications by Chet Haase and Romain Guy is a good book full of tips on making advanced GUIs in Swing.

by anonymous   2017-08-20

Swing is very flexible with regards to look-and-feel and you can certainly make very good looking applications with Swing.

I recommend the book Filthy Rich Clients by Chet Haase and Romain Guy if you want to learn how to make nice Swing GUI applications.

by anonymous   2017-08-20

Yes, Swing is very customizable. I recommend reading Filthy Rich Clients.

For an example, have a look at Cezanne L&F.