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Thread: Is there a layout for this?

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    Default Is there a layout for this?

    I am trying to put several components into a Panel with a BoxLayout set to BoxLayout.Y_AXIS, however, I am also attempting to get them to expand horizontally to fit the width. Essentially I want the same behavior as can be seen with border layout, except with out the limit of only having NORTH, CENTER, SOUTH Positions.
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Test");
    JPanel panel = new JPanel();
    panel.setLayout( new BoxLayout( panel, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS ));
    panel.add( new JButton("Button One"));
    panel.add( new JButton("Button Two"));
    frame.add( panel );
    frame.setSize( 300, 100 );

    This shows me two small buttons each against the left side, What I expect and want is two buttons one on top of the other each 300px wide, and I expect that if I resize the frame they would grow or shrink horizontally to fill the window. Is this possible? I have googled through all the Java Docs, and the Trail pages to no avail. Any suggestions would be appreciated...

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    Default Re: Is there a layout for this?

    Consider to use GridBagLayout, it is very flexible.

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    Default Re: Is there a layout for this?

    Have you tried not giving the components a maximum size, as explained about halfway down the BoxLayout tutorial?

    How to Use BoxLayout (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Laying Out Components Within a Container)
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