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Thread: How can i make the components resizable?

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    Default How can i make the components resizable?

    Hi everyone!

    I'm currently using swing in building an interface for my app.... I need it to be resizable, together with the images, panels, labels,and buttons? How can I make it possible????

    Thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: How can i make the components resizable?

    How exactly do you want it resizable, so as they drag te window bigger the buttons get bigger?
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    Default Re: How can i make the components resizable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freaky Chris View Post
    How exactly do you want it resizable, so as they drag te window bigger the buttons get bigger?
    yes, is that possible???

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    Default Re: How can i make the components resizable?

    i think there's a method called "resizable" in most swing objects,i use it in netbeans' GUI editor

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    Default Re: How can i make the components resizable?

    If you are using the NetBeans IDE to develop your project, you can set the point(s) to which your objects are anchored and then set which direction you want them to automatically resize.

    Now, I know that this can be done manually in your code, but I always figure, why work harder than you have to? If someone was nice enough to develop an IDE that will take care of GUI setup tasks like making your widgets re-sizable, then why not take advantage of it?

    However, if you are dead set on doing this yourself manually, you will want to take a look at the Sun Swing Tutorial and pay special attention to the information on the SpringLayout layout manager. You can view this tutorial here:

    Lesson: Laying Out Components Within a Container (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing)

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