Standard Widget Toolkit


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Standard Widget Toolkit

(java, graphics)
(SWT) The Eclipse Foundation's framework for developing graphical user interfaces in Java. SWT is written in explicitly standard Java but uses the Java Native Interface to talk to a platform-native GUI library. SWT is the third major attempt to give Java a decent GUI framework, following AWT and Swing. Of the three, SWT is the most consistent with the native GUIs but its programming model is hard to port to non-Windows platforms.

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Sun, along with many other Java ISVs, uses the Java Swing interface technology in their tools, while the IBM Corp-backed Eclipse has adopted the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT).
Eclipse, today, is built using the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT), a move that has generated controversy.