General J2EE: Is Swing part of J2EE?
I was bit confused with this basic doubt. Please excuse me if you find this too silly to answer..
Is Java Swing part of J2EE specification?
- No, it's part of J2SE by James Adams on August 03 2005 13:35 EDT
- Is Swing part of J2EE? by David Thielen on August 03 2005 17:46 EDT
That actually does not have a simple answer.
First, the swing classes are in J2EE.
But... many servers run in headless mode which means the native O/S does not have an X-Windows client and therefore cannot provide fonts, drawing, etc. This not only means you can;t draw to the screen, but that you cannot make calls that use this information, such as font metrics.
My understanding is that Swing is actually a part of J2SE -- at least if you look at the J2SE API JavaDoc (http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/index.html) the javax.swing* classes show up there, whereas there is no mention of these classes in the J2EE API.
Also I opened the J2EE Specification document and did a search for "Swing" and found nothing. So to answer the original question -- No, Swing is not part of the J2EE Specification.
Swing is purely J2SE but it could be integrated into J2EE by using JWS for rich clients