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Thread: Newbish Question...(s)

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    You're welcome. Keep on coding!

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    Do you know of a way to make these center in the screen when they are first loaded?

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    There probably is a method to call that will do it.
    The old way was to get the screensize and the size of the window and compute where the left corner should go and use setLocation.

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    I looked and I found CENTER_ALIGNMENT
    here: JDialog (Java Platform SE 6)
    well it says this anyway:

    Fields inherited from class java.awt.Component
    BOTTOM_ALIGNMENT, CENTER_ALIGNMENT, LEFT_ALIGNMENT, RIGHT_ALIGNMENT, TOP_ALIGNMENT

    But I don't know where I could include them in my code?
    I'm actually kind of thinking its not what I want. I'm guessing that this is for things actually inside the dialog box?

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    I think those refer to alignment of a component within a container. Not to the location of a window.

    Try some and see what happens

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    I found it

    .setLocationRelativeTo(null);

    Makes it centered.

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    That looks like it. The API doc is where you find all sorts of stuff. Read on.

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    @Hallowed - I would recommend that you keep to the Java Naming conventions (class names start with uppercase letter, method and variable names start with a lowercase letter). That way, it is less confusing for people reading your code. It also helps to put a brief description of what a class does in front of the class declaration, and comment non-obvious code to clarify what is happening. That way, people reading your code have some idea what's going on.

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