Software As We Think Ships Java Layout Manager

Software As We Think this week
announced the release of SmartLayout 1.1, its latest productivity tool for
Java developers.

SmartLayout 1.1 is a Java Layout Manager which enables
developers to create a GUI that is “easy to use, powerful, flexible and
professional.”

The tool allows developers to add components to their user
interface and bind them by the containers’ dimensions, location,
proportions–along with those of other components in the same user
interface. SmartLayout 1.1 boasts seamless integration with JBuilder 3’s
GUI Designer.


SmartLayout 1.1 provides developers with flexibility and control when they
are creating applications of specific design and layout. The company
believes that the tool will increase the production and efficiency of Java
applications and will provide ease-of-use applications for both developers
and end-users. Functionality includes the ability to anchor a component
based on another component’s vertical and horizontal center, and extremes,
proportional to the height and/or width and any percentage of the
component’s extents.


SmartLayout provides the developer with access to fundamental methods which
enable them to bind their components in an unlimited number of
combinations. The tool provides developers with the convenience of
GridBagLayout while providing a powerful and flexible way of designing more
complex, dynamic user interfaces.


The first edition of SmartLayout was introduced at the 1999 SIGS Conference
for Java Development., while the layout manager application was created
after Software As We Think faced its own internal challenges while
developing applications.

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