What is SWT? How does it work?

Davanum Srinivas

SWT is the software component (part of the Eclipse IDE Framework) that delivers native widget functionality for the Eclipse platform in an operating system independent manner. It is analogous to AWT/Swing in Java with a difference - SWT uses a rich set of native widgets.

More Information can be found at:
SWT: The Standard Widget Toolkit - PART 1: Implementation Strategy for Java Natives.