What do you mean by java Swing

What do you mean by the term java Swing? Describe in brief.

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Swing is a GUI toolkit for the Java. This is one part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC). Swing comprises graphical user interface (GUI) widgets like text boxes, split-panes, buttons and tables.

Swing widgets give more sophisticated GUI components than the prior Abstract Window Toolkit. As they are written in the pure Java, they run similar on all platforms, dissimilar the AWT that is tied to the underlying platform's windowing system. The Swing supports pluggable look and feel not by employing the native platform's facilities, however by roughly emulating them. This signifies you can get any supported look and feel on any platform. The drawback of lightweight components is the slower execution. The benefit is uniform behavior on all the platforms.

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