Abstract Window Toolkit

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Abstract Window Toolkit

(AWT) Java's platform-independent windowing, graphics, and user-interface toolkit. The AWT is part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC) - the standard API for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for a Java program.

Compare: SWING.

["Java in a Nutshell", O'Reilly].

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