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    Default Display box of sorts.

    Hi All I am very new to Java. And I mean new! I would like to build a GUI where by I can import a text file and interrogate certain values and then display them in a window. Thing is I would like to know what window type that will support this. i.e Panel,internal frame,dialog box.. etc etc... Apologies for what would appear to be a simple question. I am using Netbeans.

    Any pointers will be very much appreciated.


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    Netbeans using the GUIBuilder?

    Please learn the language's basics first. Write a console program that does what you describe plus hundreds more that explore every other facet of programming basics. But, if you choose to ignore that advice, then learn to code GUIs using Swing by hand, not using the GUIBuilder. Here is a link to the start of the Swing tutorials. There's good info there, but ignore the part about using the Netbeans GUIBuilder.

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    Brilliant ok I will do that. This is more of an interest as opposed to a career in Java so any advice is taken on board. I am in no rush
    Thanks for your response.

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    It's great that you're doing personal study and are self motivated. Many who have started out just as you have become quickly discouraged, because they've assumed that since others make it look easy in YouTube videos or on forums like this, then it must be easy. When they find out it's not as easy as it's made to look, rather than realizing that they've set their goals too high too soon, they abandon the effort and consider themselves unable, too stupid or slow to be a programmer, etc.

    Slow down. Build a solid foundation of basic programming knowledge, skills, and language vocabulary, and with that will come the confidence to attack simple to complex programming problems. Once you have that foundation, you can build anything on it you'd like.

    Good luck, don't be a stranger.

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