Re: Layout problem driving me insane - panels, resizing, etc

IchBin <>
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 17:59:48 -0400
IchBin wrote: wrote:

    Damn. I had window-resizing reaction working at one point, but
then I
made further changes and forgot to re-test. Oh well, it looks like
solution is working for you, so I'll drop it for now.

Well, it works... but it's not resizable.

    No, this was manually written.

Did you manually replace the include import javax.swing.* with all the
individual classes?

Anyway, if there's no solution (which would be disappointing; I'm not
think I'm asking for a lot of the layout managers) I have a backup
plan: have a resize function that manually divides the window between
the component the way I want to.

But it feels like a cop-out.

Not to complicate things but you could do this with JGoodies Forms
layout with no problem. I will build one and send to this forum.

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)

Here is your program using JGoodies Forms layout.. I think this is what
you wanted to do?

import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.BorderFactory;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JComponent;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTable;
import javax.swing.JTextArea;
import javax.swing.ListSelectionModel;
import javax.swing.SwingUtilities;

import com.jgoodies.forms.builder.DefaultFormBuilder;
import com.jgoodies.forms.debug.FormDebugPanel;
import com.jgoodies.forms.debug.FormDebugUtils;
import com.jgoodies.forms.factories.ButtonBarFactory;
import com.jgoodies.forms.layout.FormLayout;

public class LayoutProblem extends JFrame
     public static void main(String[] args)
         SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable()
             public void run()
                 new LayoutProblem();
     public LayoutProblem()
     private JPanel buildMainPanel()
         FormLayout layout = new FormLayout(
        /* Columns */ "default:grow",
        /* Rows */ "pref, 12dlu, fill:0:grow(0.50), 6dlu, 20dlu,
6dlu, fill:0:grow(0.50)");

         DefaultFormBuilder builder = DEBUGMODE
                 ? new DefaultFormBuilder(layout,new FormDebugPanel())
                 : new DefaultFormBuilder(layout);


         if (DEBUGMODE)
         return builder.getPanel();
     private JComponent buildButtonBar()
         JPanel jPanel = new JPanel();
         jPanel = ButtonBarFactory.buildCenteredBar(
         return jPanel;
     private JButton buildControl(String labelText)
         jButton = new JButton(labelText);
         jButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
             public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
         return jButton;
     private JComponent buildControl(JTable jTable)
       jTable = new JTable(dataValues, columnNames);
       JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(jTable);
       return scrollPane;
     private JComponent buildControl(JTextArea jTextArea)
       jTextArea = new JTextArea(logAreaHdr);
       JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(jTextArea );
       return scrollPane;
     private void jBotton_actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
         final String method = "jBotton_actionPerformed(ActionEvent " +
e + "): ";
         if (DEBUGMODE)
             System.out.println(_Debugheader + method);

         if (BUTTON1.equals(e.getActionCommand()))
         else if (BUTTON2.equals(e.getActionCommand()))
         else if (BUTTON3.equals(e.getActionCommand()))
          else if (BUTTON4.equals(e.getActionCommand()))
     private static final String _PROGRAM = (((new
     protected static final String _Debugheader = "( DEBUG ) " + _PROGRAM;
     private static final boolean DEBUGMODE = true;

     private JTable jTable;
     private JTextArea jTextArea;
     private JButton jButton;

     private final String BUTTON1 = "Button 1";
     private final String BUTTON2 = "Button 2";
     private final String BUTTON3 = "Button 3";
     private final String BUTTON4 = "Button 4";
     private final String logAreaHdr =

     private final String columnNames[] = {"Column 1", "Column
2", "Column 3"};
     private String dataValues[][] = {
                           {"0aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"0dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"0gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"1aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"1dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"1gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"2aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"2dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"2gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"3aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"3dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"3gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"4aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"4dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"4gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"5aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"5dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"5gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"6aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"6dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"6gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"7aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"7dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"7gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"8aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"8dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"8gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"9aa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"9dd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"9gg", "hhh", "iii"},
                           {"aaa", "bbb", "ccc"},
                           {"ddd", "eee", "fff"},
                           {"ggg", "hhh", "iii"},};

Thanks in Advance...
IchBin, Pocono Lake, Pa, USA

'If there is one, Knowledge is the "Fountain of Youth"'
-William E. Taylor, Regular Guy (1952-)

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