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Thread: How to add a title

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    Default How to add a title

    Sorry I'm a bit new to using a forum sight. I basically want a JLabel to go in the very top left of the screen but do not want it close to the other components. Should i just make my insets for the JLabel very high numbers ?

    Here is my current code, I know that I have not touched Action and Item Handlers.


     
    package screens;
     
    import java.awt.BorderLayout;
    import java.awt.Component;
    import java.awt.Font;
    import java.awt.GridBagConstraints;
    import java.awt.GridBagLayout;
    import java.awt.GridLayout;
    import java.awt.Insets;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
    import java.awt.event.ItemEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ItemListener;
     
    import javax.swing.BorderFactory;
    import javax.swing.ButtonGroup;
    import javax.swing.JButton;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JLabel;
    import javax.swing.JPanel;
    import javax.swing.JRadioButton;
    import javax.swing.JTextField;
     
    public class LoginGUI extends JFrame implements ActionListener, ItemListener
    {
     
    	//Global Variables
    	private JTextField uName, pWord;
    	private JButton enter, cancel;
    	private JRadioButton sale, admin;
    	private JLabel title;
    	private Font font = new Font("Trebuchet MS", Font.BOLD, 20);;
    	private ButtonGroup options;
    	private GridBagLayout layout;
    	private GridBagConstraints gbc;
     
    	public LoginGUI()
    	{
     
    		setSize(800,400);
    	  	setTitle("Login");
    	  	setLocationRelativeTo(null);
    	  	setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
     
     
    	  	//setBorder(BorderFactory.createTitledBorder("Header"));
    	  	layout = new GridBagLayout();
    	  	setLayout(layout);
    	  	gbc = new GridBagConstraints();
     
     
    	  	//GUI Components
     
    	  	// User Type Line
    	  	addComponent(new JLabel("User Type:"), 0,0,2,1);
    	  	sale = new JRadioButton("Sale Staff", true);
    	  	admin = new JRadioButton("Admin", false);
     
    	  	options = new ButtonGroup(); //Grouping Buttons
    	  	options.add(sale);
    	  	options.add(admin);
     
    	  	sale.addItemListener(this);
    	  	admin.addItemListener(this);
     
    	  	addComponent(sale,2,0,1,1);
    	  	addComponent(admin,3,0,1,1);
     
     
    	  	//Username Line
    	  	addComponent(new JLabel("Username:"),0,1,2,1);
    	 	uName = new JTextField();
    	  	addComponent(uName,2,1,2,1);
     
    	  	//Password Line
    	  	addComponent(new JLabel("Password:"),0,2,2,1);
    	 	pWord = new JTextField();
    	  	addComponent(pWord,2,2,2,1);
     
    	  	//Buttons
    	  	enter = new JButton("Enter");
    	  	enter.addActionListener(this);
    	  	cancel = new JButton("Cancel");
    	  	cancel.addActionListener(this);
    	  	addComponent(enter,2,3,1,1);
    	  	addComponent(cancel,3,3,1,1);
     
    	  	this.setVisible(true); //Sets visibility when object is created
    	}
     
    	//Method to add a component to GridBagLayout
    	public void addComponent(Component c, int gx, int gy, int gw, int gh)
    			{
    				c.setFont(font);
    			   gbc.gridx = gx;
    			   gbc.gridy = gy;
    			   gbc.gridwidth = gw;
    			   gbc.gridheight = gh;
    			   gbc.weightx = 0;
    			   gbc.weighty = 0;  
    			   gbc.insets = new Insets(5,5,5,5);
    			   gbc.fill = GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL;
    			   add(c, gbc);
    			}
     
    	@Override
    	public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent arg0)
    	{
    		// TODO Auto-generated method stub
     
    	}
     
     
    	@Override
    	public void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent arg0)
    	{
    		// TODO Auto-generated method stub
     
    	}
     
     
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    	{
    		LoginGUI gui = new LoginGUI();
     
    	}
     
    }


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    Default Re: How to add a title

    The JFrame class has a method to set its title that the code uses. Can you explain what you mean by "title"?

    Please edit your post and wrap your code with
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    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: How to add a title

    Done. I hope I am explaining myself properly.

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    Default Re: How to add a title

    Quote Originally Posted by X00090307 View Post
    Done. I hope I am explaining myself properly.
    You already have a title called Login that you set using the JFrame method, setTitle("Login"). Do you want a JLabel to be in the top left corner but underneath the bar where the title is shown? If so, set the GridBagConstraints gridx and gridy to 0. If that's not what you meant, then can you please elaborate.

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