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   Re: XML-based GUI definition

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  • From: Jeff Turner <jeff@socialchange.net.au>
  • To: Mike Alexander <mike.alexander@pindarsystems.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 19:37:48 +1000

This article may interest you; it's not terribly in-depth though:

"Anatomy of an XML UIDescription"


Mike Alexander wrote:
> We are about to develop a Java-based client application and want to incorporate a highly configurable user interface within the software. Ideally we want to be able to construct the interface dynamically (i.e. at run time) from an XML file that defines all of the component elements. We plan to use Swing for the UI.
> We've had a quick look at XUL but don't think this is what we really need. We've also heard of Xing (?) which is apparently a mechanism to define Swing classes but can't find much information on this.
> So, the question is, does anyone know of any existing technology that will allow us to do this within a Java application?
> Mike.
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