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Thread: Keeping same window, but displaying new content?

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    Default Keeping same window, but displaying new content?

    Hello there,

    I'm still a newbie when it comes to Java, and I've just been learning about Swing. I was wondering how you could do this:

    Show a Start button and a picture, then, when the button is pressed, the picture and button disappear and a new set of buttons appear, almost like a new page on the same window?

    How can I do that?

    Thanks,

    Alex.


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    Default Re: Keeping same window, but displaying new content?

    One way would be to use the Container class's remove and add methods.
    Another would be to use CardLayout.
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    Default Re: Keeping same window, but displaying new content?

    Could you possibly explain this Container you mentioned. Sorry about this.

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    Default Re: Keeping same window, but displaying new content?

    Container is a java SE class. See the API doc:
    Java Platform SE 6
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    Default Re: Keeping same window, but displaying new content?

    Please could you give a quick example? That website isn't very clear.

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    Default Re: Keeping same window, but displaying new content?

    to remove all the components in a container, get a reference to the container and call the removeAll() method:
    refToContainer.removeAll();

    To remove a specific component:
    refToContainer.remove(refToComponent);
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    Many thanks! :-)

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