Trail: Graphical User Interfaces
Lesson: Swing Features
Integrating with the Desktop
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Integrating with the Desktop

The Desktop API, introduced in version 6 of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), enables Java applications to integrate seamlessly with the desktop. Three types of integration are supported:

You can see this in the PasswordStore demo in the Notes text pane. Click on the link that is displayed in the text pane — it opens the specified URI in the default browser.

This is a picture of the PasswordStore demo showing a URI in the text pane.

Click on the URI and it opens in the Default Browser

For more information, see the Using the Desktop API in Java SE 6 article.


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