Comparing Swing with WinForms, of course depends 99.99% on who you ask. Ask a Java developer, and WinForms sucks! Ask a .NET developer, Swing sucks! Swing rules for Java developers and WinForms for .NET developers (for obvious reason). There is no debate! :)
I found this old article: Why don't you ship Swing apps?
Time and time I hear that Swing based applications are slow and there's no good Swing apps. (NetBeans IDE 6.9 is still slow compare to Visual Studio 2010 on my dual-core atom netbook) performance wise.
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I can say that I like both Swing and WinForms. They have their pros and cons. However, for me Swing based application looks beautifully compare to WinForms applications. There are lots of pluggable Swing Look&Feel out there to make that lightweight components outstanding looks! Is there any pluggable Look&Feel for .NET WinForms? Tell me. =)
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