Swing is a GUI widget toolkit for Java. Before Swing, Abstract Windows Toolkit (AWT) was used to create new GUIs, but it was heavy-weight and platform dependent. Unlike AWT, Swing is written entirely in Java and is therefore platform independent. Swing is a light-weight toolkit (it does not require a native OS object to implement its functionality) that benefits from being easily customizable.
Swing is often used to create graphical user interface components such as buttons and scrollbars for websites. Additionally, Swing helpfully allows coders to form time-efficient patterns in that they
can write a tool panel only once but then use it in different ways and in different places.
I have a project in progress, but it has reached a stage where I need help. When the user is using the interface it is necessary to insert a .dat file (generated by ANSYS) to generate a 3D graph with a point cloud. Each point is called a node and has x, y and z coordinates. In this graph, it is possible to find out what the coordinates are by dragging the mouse over the point. With the coordinates, you open another window to insert them and thus find out the node number. What I want to change is to make this step easier. One option would be that when the mouse is clicked over the point, it is possible to find out the number of the node or that by dragging the mouse over it, the node number is already shown.