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The class Robot was introduced in Java version 1.3 and belongs to awt (java.awt.

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Question: The class Robot was introduced in Java version 1.3 and belongs to awt (java.awt.Robot). Why? I got an impression that all new GUI features come to Swing and Robot class is GUI related class...

Answer: The reason is simple: The Swing toolkit is a fully-featured UI component library implemented entirely in the Java programming language. The Robot class is used to generate native system input events for the purposes of test automation, self-running demos, and other applications where control of the mouse and keyboard is needed. The primary purpose of Robot is to facilitate automated testing of Java platform implementations.

Using the class to generate input events differs from posting events to the AWT event queue or AWT components in that the events are generated in the platform's native input queue. For example, Robot.mouseMove will actually move the mouse cursor instead of just generating mouse move events.
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