"It might sound like a 1950s pulp murder mystery novel, but Swing Hacks is actually a guide for Java developers that's packed with ways to get the most from the Swing application program interface. It's no Swing bible, there's already quite a few of those, but it's a great reference guide for all the cool stuff. The book is especially suited to client-focused Java developers who want to deliver polished applications, those who want to push Java to its limits, and coders who want to learn powerful techniques for their own applications. It has the typical depth you'd expect from an O'Reilly title and the practical approach ensures it doesn't get sidetracked. The chapters on Transparent & Animated Windows and Rendering are particularly helpful." .net magazine, September 2005
From the Publisher
Swing Hacks helps Java developers move beyond the basics of Swing, the graphical user interface (GUI) standard since Java 2. The unique Hacks format provides short advanced tricks that you can instantly apply to increase your competency with interface-building tools. Example hacks include how to filter lists, power-up trees and tables, and add drag-and-drop support.