Re: once again, another dumb noob question

"Andrew Thompson" <>
17 Nov 2006 08:42:49 -0800
Justin wrote:

ok, well, regardless of what layout manager I use (I will be in control
of the hardware that the program is run on) why does the JList not
show up? I've been playing with this for 5-6 hours and cannot get it
to show.

Took me ten minutes to make it show up
using a BorderLayout - most of that time
was spent turning it into an SSCCE and
deciding what to leave the same.

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.BorderFactory;
import javax.swing.border.Border;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class ORNote extends JPanel{
    protected JList assistantsList;
    protected DefaultListModel assistantsDLM;
    protected JScrollPane assistantsScroller;
    protected String sSN;
    protected int dxID, prID;
    protected int WIDTH = 381;

    public ORNote(String stringSSN, int intDxID, int intPrID) {
        sSN = stringSSN;
        prID = intPrID;
        dxID = intDxID;

        // layout!
        setLayout(new BorderLayout());

        Border blackline = BorderFactory.createLineBorder(;


    protected void addWidgets(){
        assistantsDLM = new DefaultListModel();
        for (int ii=0; ii<20; ii++) {
            assistantsDLM.addElement(sSN + ": " + (ii+1));
        assistantsList = new JList(assistantsDLM);
        assistantsScroller = new JScrollPane(assistantsList);

        add(assistantsScroller, BorderLayout.CENTER);

    public static void main(String[] args) {
     JFrame f = new JFrame("Layout");
     f.add( new ORNote("Hi!",1,2) );

...And I have tried layout managers, and they dont have an

I think now comes the part where you complain..
'but this is not how I want it set out!'

Andrew T.

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