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Thread: I am having major issues with layouts

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    Default I am having major issues with layouts

    This is my first post, so Hello! I should have started sooner in the semester. I am not asking for anyone to do my homework...I have the following code written but i cannot get my layout to look right.

    the code is incomplete, because I havent done all my calculations and outputs, but I need my layout to work first. I KNOW I am using the wrong method, but I would love for someone to point me in the right direction...

    /*
    	Chapter 6:	Buy Movie Tickets
    	Programmer:	Loyd Arthur
    	Date:		2/8/2012
    	Filename:	Movies.java
    	Purpose:	This program allows you to buy a number of tickets for a movie and specify
    				whether it is a matinee or not
    */
     
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
     
    public class Movies extends Frame implements ActionListener, ItemListener
    {
    	Panel layout;
    	Label titleLabel = new Label("Welcome to Celebration Movies");
    	Label answerLabel = new Label("");
    	Choice movieList = new Choice();
    	Choice numberOfTickets = new Choice();
    	Button calculateButton = new Button("Calculate");
    	String movieTitle;
    	int tickets;
    	double ticketPrice, totalPrice;
     
     
     
    	public Movies()
    	{
    		//set the layout
    		setLayout(new BorderLayout());
     
     
    		add(titleLabel, BorderLayout.NORTH);
    		add(movieList, BorderLayout.NORTH);
    		add(numberOfTickets, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    		add(calculateButton, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
    		add(answerLabel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
     
    		movieList.addItemListener(this);
    		numberOfTickets.addItemListener(this);
    		calculateButton.addActionListener(this);
     
    		movieList.add("Fight Club");
    		movieList.add("Limitless");
    		movieList.add("Hackers");
    		movieList.add("Blade Runner");
    		movieList.add("300");
    	    movieList.add("The Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers");
     
    			for(int i = 1; i<=8; i++)
    		numberOfTickets.add(String.valueOf(i));
     
    		//override the windowClosing event
    		addWindowListener(
    			new WindowAdapter()
    				{
    					public void windowClosing(WindowEvent e)
    					{
    				 	  System.exit(0);
    					}
    				}
    			);
    	}
     
    	public void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent e)
    		{
    			{
     
    				String arg = movieList.getSelectedItem();
     
    				if (arg == "Fight Club")
    				movieTitle = ("Fight Club");
     
    				if (arg == "Limitless")
    				movieTitle = ("Limitless");
     
    				if (arg == "Hackers")
    				movieTitle = ("Hackers");
     
    				if (arg == "Blade Runner")
    				movieTitle = ("Blade Runner");
     
    				if (arg == "300")
    				movieTitle = ("300");
     
    				if (arg == "The Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers")
    				movieTitle = ("The Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers");
     
    			}
    			{
    				String arg = numberOfTickets.getSelectedItem();
     
    				if (arg == "1")
    				tickets =1;
     
    				if (arg == "2")
    				tickets =2;
     
    				if (arg == "3")
    				tickets =3;
     
    				if (arg == "4")
    				tickets =4;
     
    				if (arg == "5")
    				tickets =5;
     
    				if (arg == "6")
    				tickets =6;
     
    				if (arg == "7")
    				tickets =7;
     
    				if (arg == "8")
    				tickets =8;
    			}
    		}
    		public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
    			{
    				String clicked = e.getActionCommand();
    					if(clicked == "Calculate")
    					{
    						totalPrice = (tickets * ticketPrice);
    					}
     
     
    			}
     
    		public static void main(String[] args)
    	   	{
    		   	// set frame properties
    			Movies f = new Movies();
    	      	f.setTitle("Celebration Movies");
    	      	f.setBounds(500,500,600,600);
    		    f.setVisible(true);
      		}
    }

    Thanks in advance and sorry to be begging so drastically on my first post


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    Default Re: I am having major issues with layouts

    I went with a GridLayout(6,0) because I have six items for the program...

    it looks like crap, but im under the gun, so function over form today...

    I still wouldn't mind a way to make the program look better for future reference.

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