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Thread: Filling the frame

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    Default Filling the frame

    Hi,

    I can't seem to understand how to fill the frame within my window.

    I understand how to create menus, items, ActionListener and all that stuff, but I'm at a loss when trying to make use of the frame itself. Exemples I fall upon are all about creating a window and its frame, without any menu, and I can't seem to use both those things.


    Here's my basic code, if someone would be so nice as to point out how to make use of my frame, it would be greatly appreciated. I plan to use a JSplitPane, filled with textpanes, but i'm sure I'll be able to figure it out on my own once I know how to use the frame for a simple TextFrame.

    import javax.swing.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
     
     
     
     
     
    public class LaFenetre extends JFrame implements ActionListener
     
    {
     
    	static final long serialVersionUID = 0L;
     
    	//Event declarations
    	static final String File_Quit = "Quit";
     
     
     
    	//Constructor
    	public LaFenetre()
    	{
    		super ("CheckTradeOrders");
     
    		// Application closes when window is shut.
    	    setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
    	    // Initialize window
    	    Initialize();
    	}
     
    	private void Initialize()
    	{
    		//MenuBar creation
    		JMenuBar menuBar;
    		menuBar = new JMenuBar();
    		//Menus creation
    		JMenu menuFile; 
     
    		//File Menu creation
    		menuFile = new JMenu("File");
    		menuFile.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_F);
    		menuFile.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleDescription("File menu");
    		menuBar.add(menuFile);
    		//Quit command creation
    		JMenuItem mnItemQuit = new JMenuItem(File_Quit);
    		mnItemQuit.setMnemonic(KeyEvent.VK_Q);
    		mnItemQuit.getAccessibleContext().setAccessibleDescription("Quit program");
    		mnItemQuit.addActionListener(this); 
    		menuFile.add(mnItemQuit);
     
     
     
    		// adding menu bar to window
    		setJMenuBar(menuBar);
    		setSize(800,600);    
     
     
     
    	}
     
     
    	// Event handler
    	public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent evt) 
    	{
    	     String action = evt.getActionCommand();
    	     if (action==File_Quit)
    	     {
    	    	 System.exit(0);
    	     }
     
    	}
     
     
    	static public void main(String[] args) 
    	{
    	     JFrame f = new LaFenetre();
    	     f.setVisible(true);
     
     
     
     
     
    	}
     
     
     
    }

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    Default Re: Filling the frame

    how to fill the frame within my window
    The common way is to use a layout manager, create some container objects and add you components to those containers and add those containers to your JFrame. There must be thousands of code examples around.

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    Thanks for the fast answer, I decided to opt for netbean IDE, I guess this will save me a lot of time.

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