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To 1.1 -- And Beyond!

by Kathy Walrath and Mary Campione

This trail describes the API JavaSoft has added since 1.0. Mainly, it talks about the 1.1 release -- how 1.1 differs from 1.0, how to use 1.1 features, and so on. This trail also gives you a preview of what to expect after 1.1.

Differences from 1.0 will be the place to learn about 1.1 and beyond. This might be your first stop if you used 1.0. Even if you didn't use 1.0, you'll probably find this lesson handy as an overview of capabilities that JavaSoft provides. [CHECK] Currently, you can find information about 1.1 by looking at the 1.1 documentation bundle. For information on writing programs that can use 1.1 features and yet work even in 1.0 runtimes, see Writing Compatible Programs.

GUI Changes: The AWT Grows Up describes how the GUI-related classes -- in particular the Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) -- work in 1.1, and the new features you can expect after 1.1. The lesson includes detailed information on using the new event system, writing lightweight components, and converting 1.0 AWT-using programs to 1.1.

More lessons to come...


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