Swing, beginner question

Jelena Marin <noMail@no.no>
Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:47:31 +0200
Have put in a lot of hours trying to get this work including a lot of
searching for the solution on the Internet but have been unable to find a

I have a Java program that generates graphics on a JPanel. The graphics
are not fully displayed because they overlay each other with this BoxLayout
that I am using. The window layout should look like this:

Idea is to put every single graphics on separate panel; panel 2 and 3 must
be always visible when scrolling, so when I scroll to the right only panels
'1' and '3' are moving, and when scrolling down, only the '1' and '2' are
moving. How can I achieve that? Which layout?

This is the part of the code (third panel is not yet included) which is not
workig properly: only the 1/5 of the panel 2 is visible. When I put
everything in JScrollPane I get blank window...

public class Applet extends JApplet
  public void init ()
    JPanel graphics1 = new JPanel();
    JPanel graphics2 = new JPanel();
    graphics1.setLayout (new BoxLayout (graphics1, BoxLayout.LINE_AXIS));
     graphics2.setLayout (new BoxLayout (graphics2, BoxLayout.LINE_AXIS));

    graphics1.add (new drawGraphics1()); //
    graphics2.add (new drawGraphics2()); // drawing only lines with

    JPanel panel = new JPanel();
     panel.setLayout (new BoxLayout (panel, BoxLayout.LINE_AXIS));
     panel.add (graphics1);
     panel.add (graphics2);
     JScrollPane scroller = new JScrollPane (panel);
     Container cp = getContentPane();
     cp.add (panel); // panel 2 is shrinked
     //cp.add (scroller); //blank window
     public void init ()

  public static void main (String[] args)

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