[Mono-list] Windows forms

Talbott Crowell tcrowell@thirdm.com
Tue, 9 Jul 2002 10:03:24 -0400

> >
> > First, the Java Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT) has no its own Look and
> > Feel. Widows AWT implementation uses native Win32 widgets, and
> > Unix/Linux AWT implementation uses Motif.
> The issue with people that used Swing is that for some reason, every
> Swing programmer felt the need to add 3 menu entries to have the user
> configure the favorite look or default to Metal, because it looks
> cooler.

I think the reason Java Swing developers default to Metal (the Java
is because it requires less programming.  Swing developers have to
_try_ to load the native look&feel, which may fail for whatever reason.

Personally, when I use JBuilder (a Swing app), the first thing I do after
I install it, is use the options menu to configure JBuilder to imitate the
native look and feel.  I am one of those users that like a consistent look
and feel.