MVC Widgets - What's Next?

Last Updated: May 5, 1996

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The to-do list

I am not done with this package yet - there are a number of widgets and features that have yet to be implemented. The following list should give you an idea of what's coming up next (in approximate priority):
  1. Round out the widget set: MVCCheckbox, MVCRadioButton, MVCChoice, and MVCLabel
  2. Add new kind of widget: MVCImageCanvas
  3. Full featured FormattedPrintConverter
  4. ???

Other references

One widget that you may have noticed missing from this package is the Button. That doesn't mean I'm happy with the AWT implementation - far from it! But it doesn't really fall into the MVC category. I do recommend, however, the Command pattern for handling buttons implemented by Jan Newmarch found at I also recommend using the ACME.Fmt package for number and string formatting - I hope to integrate this class with a PrintConverter in the near future.


Thank you for getting through this whole document! Please feel free to use this package however you see fit (as long as that copyright notice travels with it, of course). I'd love to hear about how you use it, bugs, suggestions for enhancements and improvements, and other Java developments. I've been doing this in my free time to increase the application delivery potential of Java - I think this language might actually have a future.

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