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    Red face Inserting pre programmed UI elements

    Hi everyone, its my first time in this forum!
    i am kind of new to java programming and iam about to start a project, a java web start application
    for now, i need to know how can I develop a bar menu, a status bar, or another set of elements that are going to be common for many jframes
    the thing is that I need to programm them one time, and insert in all the frames that are required, dont know if I explain myself

    excuse my mistakes, i am from venezuela and my english is not that good

    Thanks in advance and I will be here everyday from now!

    Something missing: I am working with netbeans ide 7.0.1


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    Default Re: Inserting pre programmed UI elements

    I don't think you can add the same menu (the same instance) to multiple JFrames. You can write a method that creates a new instance and performs the customization on it, then returns it- and just call that method to add it to as many JFrames as you want.
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    Default Re: Inserting pre programmed UI elements

    how can I do this? for example, I have two clases
    one called Main (a JFrame) where I want to put a menu bar, and another class called Elements (a JFrame) where my menubar with the menu items is located
    I tried calling from Main
    Elements el = new Elements();
    el.initiate();

    and in Elements:
    public void initiate() {
    initComponents();
    }

    I know this doesn't work, do I need to copy all the stuff from Generated Code in Elements and add it to the initiate() method in Elements and call it from an instance in Main?

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