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Thread: How to make my Program always run with dimensions 1350 x 650?

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    Default How to make my Program always run with dimensions 1350 x 650?

    I created a great program on a wide screen laptop that has dimensions 1350 x 650. Throughout the entire program I have the Width = 1350 and Height = 650. When I try to run the program on a non-wide screen, everything gets squished and the whole thing is a mess.

    Is there a way to make it so the program ALWAYS has a width of 1350...and if the computer's monitor is not wide enough then the program's frame just goes off the screen?

    I have tried moving the program so half of it is off the screen and trying to drag its side to stretch it out to 1350, but it won't let me.

    I've been trying to find an answer to this problem forever and have not been successful...If you could just direct me to an article, I don't mind reading...however I've tried googling the idea...but have gotten no where.

    P.S. I am using setPreferredSize(...) for all my components...and they are all tied/related to the width and height.

    I am also using
    frame.pack();
    frame.show();
    where frame is my JFrame....
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    Default Re: How to make my Program always run with dimensions 1350 x 650?

    Have you tried setSize()?

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    Default Re: How to make my Program always run with dimensions 1350 x 650?

    Yes...i've tried setSize...setMinimumSize...setMaximumSize....it always lets me grab the edge and shrink it but I can never drag it larger...

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    Default Re: How to make my Program always run with dimensions 1350 x 650?

    What size does the window get when you set it using setSize(1350, 650)?

    it always lets me grab the edge and shrink it but I can never drag it larger...
    Larger than what?

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