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Thread: JAVA netbeans - GUI how to get my scroll bar to work?!

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    Default JAVA netbeans - GUI how to get my scroll bar to work?!

    Hey yall!

    Just working away on my application doing all the complex java bits and bobs and I am suddenly totally stumped by something I feel is somewhat embarrassing!

    I created a GUI using netbeans with the point and click feature which is lots of fun but... I cant for the life of me figure out how to get the scroll bar to attach/and work with a text box that I am going to be packing with text.

    Is there a way to do it that involves right click on something and then go to menu>menu> menu .. to get it done ?

    all the examples I find are totally code based and from what i gather the netbeans GUI feature doesn't like you adding stuff in. feel free to shatter my perception as I am learning all this myself and I am totally open to the idea I have the wrong end of the proverbial stick!

    Here is what I have done:
    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../guiscreen.gif


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    Default Re: JAVA netbeans - GUI how to get my scroll bar to work?!

    The actual answer to this question is to ditch the GUI builder.
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    Default Re: JAVA netbeans - GUI how to get my scroll bar to work?!

    Anything more helpful then "take 10 steps back" ? I'm sure its a 2 min job but I don't know enough about GUI stuff to be able to do it!

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    Im reading through this

    How to Use Scroll Panes (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)

    But I am having massive difficulty understanding it or how to incorporate any of the code into the GUI I made with Netbeans.

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    *pulls gun out and shoots self*

    Apparently if you use text area instead of text box it auto generates one for you ..... 5 hours on a Sunday well spent. -_-

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    Default Re: JAVA netbeans - GUI how to get my scroll bar to work?!

    Sorry, but that's definitely not the way to go. What you're doing is mixing Swing and AWT- which might appear to accomplish your goal, but is going to cause you problems down the road.

    Ditching the GUI builder is not taking 10 steps back- in fact, continuing to rely on it is going to severely handicap you as a programmer.

    But it's up to you. If you want to post some code (in SSCCE form- no extra messy GUI builder stuff), we can go from there. Or you could continue down the path you're on.
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