This page contains links to books, tutorials, and articles about SWT.
SWT is in print in the following books.
"SWT: The Standard Widget Toolkit, Volume 1" by Steve Northover and Mike Wilson
This book can be read online at the
publisher's web site.
"The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFace" by Rob Warner and Robert Harris
"The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse, Second Edition" by Jim D'Anjou, Scott Fairbrother, Dan Kehn, John Kellerman, and Pat McCarthy (Chapter 14)
"Contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plugins" by Erich Gamma and Kent Beck (Chapter 34)
"Eclipse in Action: A Guide for the Java Developer" by David Gallardo, Ed Burnette, and Robert McGovern (Appendix D)
"Eclipse Rich Client Platform: Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java(TM) Applications" by Jeff McAffer and Jean-Michel Lemieux
"Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins" by Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel
"SWT/JFace in Action: GUI Design with Eclipse 3.0" by Matthew Scarpino, Stephen Holder, Stanford Ng and Laurent Mihalkovic
"Eclipse Cookbook" by Steve Holzner
|SWT Documentation Inside Eclipse
The Eclipse Help system contains good solid documentation for SWT in
the Platform Plug-in Developer Guide. To get there in Eclipse, select
Help > Help Contents >
Platform Plug-in Developer Guide.
SWT documentation appears in the following sections of the
Platform Plug-in Developer Guide:
- Programmer's Guide: Standard Widget Toolkit
- Reference: API Reference: org.eclipse.swt.* (javadoc for each package)
- Examples Guide: Standard Widget Toolkit
In addition to reading SWT documentation inside Eclipse, you can read it online here:
|SWT Articles at eclipse.org and eclipse.org/swt
Articles at eclipse.org:
Articles at eclipse.org/swt:
External articles, interviews in online journals:
- SWT articles published in JDJ and OS News:
- SWT articles on IBM Developerworks Library:
There have been a few tutorials posted about SWT that you may find useful: