Re: Line break with flowlayout

Ian Wilson <>
Thu, 14 Sep 2006 11:26:24 +0100
<> wrote:

Is there any way i can force a line break using flowlayout(Or another
way I can have one line of text centered, and another centered line
below it?)

Have you considered BoxLayout? Sun's example looks exactly like what you

Lightly modified ...

import java.awt.Component;
import java.awt.Container;

import javax.swing.BoxLayout;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;

public class CentreText {
     public static void addComponentsToPane(Container pane) {
         pane.setLayout(new BoxLayout(pane, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS));

         addALine("A", pane);
         addALine("Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet", pane);
         addALine("Twas brillig and the slithy toves", pane);
         addALine("End", pane);

     private static void addALine(String text, Container container) {
         JLabel label = new JLabel(text);

      * Create the GUI and show it. For thread safety,
      * this method should be invoked from the
      * event-dispatching thread.
     private static void createAndShowGUI() {
         //Create and set up the window.
         JFrame frame = new JFrame("BoxLayoutDemo");

         //Set up the content pane.

         //Display the window.

     public static void main(String[] args) {
         //Schedule a job for the event-dispatching thread:
         //creating and showing this application's GUI.
         javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
             public void run() {

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