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Thread: JLabel placement issues

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    Default JLabel placement issues

    I would like for my code below to display the word middle right below the word top. I can't figure out how to do this.

    import javax.swing.*;
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
     
    public class Label extends JFrame {
       private Container c;
       private JLabel n,w;
       public Label (String t) {
     
          super(t);
          setSize(400,200);
          c = getContentPane();
          c.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
          n = new JLabel("Top");
          n.setHorizontalAlignment(SwingConstants.LEFT);
          w = new JLabel("Middle");
          w.setHorizontalAlignment(SwingConstants.LEFT);
          c.add(n, BorderLayout.NORTH);
          c.add(w, BorderLayout.WEST);
          setVisible(true);
       }
       public static void main (String[] args) {
          Label bl = new Label("Layout");
          bl.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
       }
    }


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    Default Re: JLabel placement issues

    Like I said in your other post, you're really going to need to become very familiar with layouts. There's no way around it. Asking how to lay out each component every time you make a GUI is going to be pretty inefficient.

    Hint- You can stack layouts, meaning you can put a JPanel with one layout inside another JPanel with a different layout.

    Lesson: Laying Out Components Within a Container (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing)
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