Magic with Merlin, Swinging audio

Implement audio cues to improve your user interface

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John Zukowski

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | First published: July 01, 2002

The Swing architecture has traditionally provided a means for developers to create user interfaces for Java applications that mimic native UIs. The latest version of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition takes this idea a step further with a mechanism for associating feedback sounds with UI actions -- the kinds of beeps and clinks that users are accustomed to hearing out of their computer speakers. Though this functionality is turned off by default, John Zukowski shows you how to unlock its power in this latest edition of Magic with Merlin.

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