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Thread: Content positioning on the screen

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    Question Content positioning on the screen

    Hi I'm making a game and I am having some issues with positioning some JLabels on the screen. I might just not know enough about how the positioning works but this is what is going on. My application runs center screened I have that much done correctly. I have all of my JLabels displaying now and I can set them where I want them but it takes much tweaking and when I change my screen resolution nothing is where it should be in my JFrame. I would like for things to be where they should be for anyone using any resolution.

    imgBackingPanel.setBounds(((screenSize.width / 2)-6), ((screenSize.height /2)+116), 230, 52);
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    Thanks Helloworld922. I took out the equation completely and found that indeed the child component's position is based off of the parent component's position. So I needed no equation to position them within the JFrame. I changed resolutions to test it out and voila it worked like a charm.

    imgBackingPanel.setBounds(570, 548, 230, 52);
    Last edited by Drakenmul; July 27th, 2009 at 03:29 PM. Reason: Issue Resolved


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    Default Re: Content positioning on the screen

    I'm not completely positive, but I think JComponent's coordinates are mapped from their parent, not the whole screen. So, if you wanted to draw to the left, use
    imgBackingPanel.setBounds(((screenSize.width / 2)-6), 0, 230, 52);

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