Last Updated: May 5, 1996
Note. Eric Lunt, the author, has given me permission to use and modify this. I've changed only the URL's to point to the local copies since Eric no longer has access to the original site. Also note that, while this is a very valuable MVC tutorial, the Java that it describes, especially event modeling is taken from Java 1.0 only. I have redone the code to be compatible with Java 1.1. You can find this new code here. It can only be used with the most up-to-date browsers or with the applet viewer. J Bergin
MVC Widgets Tutorial
| Welcome to the MVC Widgets tutorial. The purpose of this tutorial
is to introduce you to this particular implementation of the MVC framework
for Java's AWT. This framework has been inspired by ParcPlace-Digitalk's
VisualWorks product. This tutorial will take you through a number of lessons
that introduce the concept of MVC, explain this particular implementation,
and provide plenty of (I hope!) well-commented examples.
The com.bdnm.mvc package can be downloaded as a zip file from mvc.zip. You can also download this tutorial and all the examples at tutorial-mvc.zip. Finally, you can download the com.bdnm.awt package (which is used in a couple of the later examples) at (sorry--not available currently).
|Throughout the tutorial, I will provide a running commentary over here on the equivalent concepts in the VisualWorks 2.5 product. I will refer to this product as "Smalltalk" throughout the tutorial (sorry VSE users). Most of the examples should also work in version 2.0, but I haven't tested them. I also don't know how they'll translate to other Smalltalk environments.|