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GUI Builder for "non-software engineer" use

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jack
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Hello, I am a Human Factors Engineer working on a project that requires a Java-based GUI. My previous project used C#.Net and I used MS Visual Studio to lay out widgets on forms, iterate the design with the user, and then provide it to the software enginner for integration and completion. Can anyone recommend a Java GUI builder that contains many of the capabilities of Visual Studio (i.e., a large range of controls/widgets and setting of widget properties such as color, size, initial values, scroll min/max ranges, etc). I know some on this site will be offended that I am not a "coder." However, I am a coder-want-a-be in training with an immediate need to quickly determine the best GUI builder. NOTE - QT is not an option since I must produce straight JAVA code for integration. Thank You.

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zander
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> Hello, I am a Human Factors Engineer working on a
> project that requires a Java-based GUI.
...
> I am a
> coder-want-a-be in training with an immediate need to
> quickly determine the best GUI builder. NOTE - QT is
> not an option since I must produce straight JAVA code
> for integration. Thank You.

If you mention Qt, then you probably know the QtDesigner which I find very good, I use it almost daily.
I can point you to a project (which I actually contribute to) that can compile the resulting QtDesigner file to java swing code. (or personal java code, if you change 1 setting).

See for more info:
http://uic.sf.net