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    Default Adjust screen size and button arrangement for any computer screen

    Hello,
    I have a java GUI code that opens a frame having 5 buttons arranged at the 4 corners and center of the screen. I have manually entered the size of the frame and the position of the buttons, however when i use it on different computers the entire frame is not visible on smaller screens. How would i be able to program this code to automatically adjust to the screen size and place the buttons (of fixed size) at the corners and center of the screen for any system?


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    Default Re: Adjust screen size and button arrangement for any computer screen

    What did you find when you Googled "java screen size" or similar?

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    Default Re: Adjust screen size and button arrangement for any computer screen

    Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
    What did you find when you Googled "java screen size" or similar?
    I had found this code to maximize frame to screen size
    frame.setExtendedState(JFrame.MAXIMIZED_BOTH);
    frame.setVisible(true);

    i could not get information regarding if the button positions would be affected by this process on different screen sizes. I need the positions to be at the corners and centers irrespective of screen size.

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    Default Re: Adjust screen size and button arrangement for any computer screen

    Okay, so what you found was not helpful, but there should have been results from that search that showed you how to obtain the size of the screen (or the resolution) of the host computer on which your application is running. Knowing that, you can programmatically adjust the size of your application's main window or frame and the location(s) of the components placed in it.

    Try the search again and look for the results that will allow your application to determine the size of the host computer's screen.

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    Default Re: Adjust screen size and button arrangement for any computer screen

    Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
    Okay, so what you found was not helpful, but there should have been results from that search that showed you how to obtain the size of the screen (or the resolution) of the host computer on which your application is running. Knowing that, you can programmatically adjust the size of your application's main window or frame and the location(s) of the components placed in it.

    Try the search again and look for the results that will allow your application to determine the size of the host computer's screen.
    Thank you...i searched in detail and finally found one function
    Toolkit toolkit = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit ();
    Dimension dim = toolkit.getScreenSize();
    i could obtain screen dimensions and manipulate them to position the buttons

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