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Thread: GridLayout not working the way i want it

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    Default GridLayout not working the way i want it

    Is there a way to keep the GridLayout one size so it doesnt change when you make a window(frame) bigger or smaller Ill post 2 images so you can see for yourself.
    GridBagLayout is this possible? i want to keep 8*8 squares 64 for the chessboard.

    chessboard.jpg

    chessboard2.jpg

    code

     
    package view;
     
    import java.awt.*;
     
    import javax.swing.BorderFactory;
    import javax.swing.ImageIcon;
    import javax.swing.JPanel;
    import javax.swing.JLabel;
     
    import controller.Controller;
     
    public class ChessBoardView extends JPanel
    {
        private final static ImageIcon DARK_BROWN = new ImageIcon 
        (ChessBoardView.class.getResource("assets/sqb.gif"));
        private final static ImageIcon LIGHT_BROWN = new ImageIcon 
        (ChessBoardView.class.getResource("assets/sqw.gif"));;
        private JLabel sqb;
        private JLabel sqw;
     
    	public ChessBoardView (Controller controller)
        {
     
            Dimension boardSize = new Dimension(200, 200);
     
            setLayout( new GridLayout(8, 8) );
            setPreferredSize( boardSize );
            setBounds(10, 10, boardSize.width, boardSize.height);
            setBorder(BorderFactory.createLineBorder(Color.BLACK));
     
     
     
            for (int i = 0; i < 64; i++) {
                JPanel square = new JPanel( new BorderLayout() );
                super.add( square );
     
                int row = (i / 8) % 2;
                if (row == 0)
     
                square.add( i % 2 == 0 ? new JLabel (LIGHT_BROWN) : new JLabel (DARK_BROWN) );
                else
                square.add( i % 2 == 0 ? new JLabel (DARK_BROWN) : new JLabel (LIGHT_BROWN) );
            }
     
        }  
    }


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    Default GridBagLayout not works the way i want. Looking for alternatives or a solution

    The following link takes you to my thread but i posted it in the wrong categorie
    thanks in advance

    http://www.javaprogrammingforums.com...ay-i-want.html

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    Default Re: GridLayout not working the way i want it

    Hello.
    For each component you are adding using the GridLayout set the attributes "width" and "height" to fixed values.

    Syed.

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    Default Re: GridLayout not working the way i want it

    Syed,

    gokuball has become Wolverine89, and this topic has been continued and/or overcome by many other topics contained in the thread Chess Program.

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