Re: How to align swing buttons vertically ?

Knute Johnson <>
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 16:28:05 -0800
On 11/13/2011 11:03 AM, Lew wrote:

Olivier Scalbert wrote:

Perhaps I have not understand, but with the following code, buttons are
not well aligned:

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class TestViewer {

     public static void main(String[] args) {
         EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
             public void run() {
                 JFrame frame = new ViewerFrame();
                 frame.setSize(800, 600);

Shouldn't you call 'pack()' right here? Layouts often don't work well without it.

The OP created a pretty good SSCCE here and for that purpose pack()
would not demonstrate what he wanted to show. The only possible problem
he would have with the LayoutManager is too little space to display his
example. Most of the time, having extra space in a frame isn't going to
cause any display problems. I think he can be forgiven for not packing
this time (as I hope I can for my example :-).


Knute Johnson

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