See here a short extract of our minimalistic Hello wings quickstart tutorial. The full tutorial can be found in the wingS user guide as HTML or PDF document. The complete sources are also contained in the wingS distribution at doc/tutorial/hellowings.

This demo shows a very simple number guessing game.

import org.wings.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class HelloWingS {

	public HelloWingS() {
		SGridLayout gridLayout = new SGridLayout(1);
		SForm panel = new SForm(gridLayout);
		SLabel titel = new SLabel("Hello World - this is wingS!");
		SButton okButton = new SButton("Guess!");
		titel.setFont(new SFont(null, SFont.BOLD, 18));

		final SLabel message = new SLabel();
		final STextField textField = new STextField();
		final int randomNr = new Random().nextInt(11);
		// check our guesses and respond with according message
		okButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
			public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
			if (Integer.toString(randomNr).equals(textField.getText()))
				message.setText("Congratulations! You guessed my number!");
			else message.setText("No - '"+textField.getText()+ "' is not the right number. Try again!"); }
		// arrange components using a grid layout
		panel.add(new SLabel("We want fun, so let's play a game!" + "Try to guess a number between 1 and 10."));
		SFrame rootFrame = new SFrame();

Below you'll find a screenshot of the result as presented in the Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser with the default wingS style.

Hello World - this is wingS!
We want fun, so let's play a game!
Try to guess a number between 1 and 10.

No - '7' is not the right number. Try again!

Please note that the intention of this example is to demonstrate how easy and purely java based you can write your own applications with wingS. For a demonstration of wingS full capabilities please consult the Demos section.