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Thread: Calling a JPanel into another Jpanel in a JFrame

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    Default Calling a JPanel into another Jpanel in a JFrame

    Please am trying to understand how to insert a standalone JPanel (viewPanel) that doesn't extend a JFrame into another JPanel (mainPanel) that is in a JFrame. Would have posted the code, but they codes are very very much. I was thinking i could use a ContainerListener on the mainPanel, but i don't know if that is right! please help.


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    Default Re: Calling a JPanel into another Jpanel in a JFrame

    Of course a JPanel doesn't extend a JFrame - that goes without saying and that you did say it is a bit confusing.

    Other than that, I was with you until you mentioned the listener. I can't fathom why a listener of any kind would be required, so I'm thinking I don't understand your question. Before you rephrase or explain further, review layouts. The CardLayout may be useful here.

    As I reread your statement, the more confused I become. I'm not really sure what you're asking.

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    Default Re: Calling a JPanel into another Jpanel in a JFrame

    Ok lets say you have a JFrame with a mainPanel that is initially empty (that is; it has no components by default) and then you want to add a component to it - like another JPanel - by clicking a button, how can you achieve that? It's possible to add a JPanel to a JPanel, Yes?

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    Default Re: Calling a JPanel into another Jpanel in a JFrame

    Yes, that's possible. Show what you've tried.

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    Default Re: Calling a JPanel into another Jpanel in a JFrame

    You should just be able to call the add() method to add the second JPanel to the first one.

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    Default Re: Calling a JPanel into another Jpanel in a JFrame

    Thanks for your suggestions guys, but i found an easier solution in JTabbedPane. I'll just stick with that! thanks though.

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