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Thread: Rush Hour Game

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    Default Rush Hour Game

    I am creating the rush hour game. I am using the cars and trucks as Jlabel. I have created a 6x6 grid using GridLayout and I need to place the cars or trucks into the grid. I know how to place into a grid a Jlabel that takes only one cell. But how do you place a Jlabel that takes up more than one cell? For example, the cars occupy two cells on the grid, and the trucks 3 cells

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    Welcome to the Forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code correctly and other useful tips for newcomers.

    Each cell of the grid is an area that can contain only one component, so the concept you've described is not possible. However, you can create the illusion of a single object spanning multiple cells by using colors and modifying the borders between the occupied cells.

    An alternative is to "draw" the vehicles as graphics objects on a paintable object, placing them using a coordinate system. Yes, it's a bit more complicated than the design you've described, but I believe in the end will provide a more satisfactory result.

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    Take a look at the GridBagLayout. Its API doc says: each component occupying one or more cells
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