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    Default Layout manager

    Hello

    Im trying to create a layout which
    - has two panels one on top of the other
    -in the first panel a label on the top line at the left hand side
    -then a list of buttons on the second lines
    -the second panel the same but different buttons and label

    so far a have created a frame and a main panel (because i keep getting errors when adding a layout to a frame), the main panel has box layout.

    then i had two panels which has the label and buttons on using flowlayout. but i cant get flow layout to force onto the next line. i also tried this with GridLayout.

    so i created another panel for the labels and even if i set the size of the labelPanel to small, it takes up 50% of the frame.
    the panels with the buttons are fine using flowlayout.

    im getting confused with the layouts of the labels and im wondering if anybody can help me sort this.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Layout manager

    If you want help with code, you'll have to provide the code. Make sure it's in SSCCE form (that's a link, but the gist is: make it as short as possible while still demonstrating what you're trying to do), and make sure you use the code tags.

    I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to do. What do you mean when you say "i cant get flow layout to force onto the next line"?
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    Default Re: Layout manager

    Right sorry i should of provided something

    Firstly i have created 4 panels.
    1 for the background
    1 for the label
    1 each for the set of buttons

    i also add box layout to the background (MainPanel) and add it to the frame

    MainPanel = new JPanel();
        LabelPanel = new JPanel();
            DualsPanel = new JPanel();
            SinglesPanel = new JPanel();
     
         MainPanel.setLayout( new BoxLayout(MainPanel, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS) ); //*** Creates box layout ***
            this.add(MainPanel);
     
    LabelPanel.setLayout( new BoxLayout(LabelPanel, BoxLayout.X_AXIS) ); //*** Creates box layout ***
            Dektek = new JLabel("DekDuals");
            MainPanel.add(LabelPanel);
            LabelPanel.add(Dektek);

    I then set the labelPanel to box layout too and add a label.
    This bit adds the label too the panel but in the middle and i would like it to the left. (i have tried X_AXIS, PAGE_AXIS and LINE_AXIS - none seem to work)

    and then i add the buttons to each Panel

    for (int i =o ; i < 10 ; i++) {
          btn = CreateBtn(BtnName);
          DualsPanel.add(btn);
          SinglesPanel.add(btn);
     
    }

    so i would like the LabelPanel label at the left hand side and only the high of the label (or maybe + 2/3 pxs)

    thanks
    Kurt

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    Default Re: Layout manager

    Again, I'm not sure what your code is doing since it's not an SSCCE. But you should probably give this a read: How to Use BoxLayout (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Laying Out Components Within a Container)
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