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Thread: Help with how to set up my layout

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    Default Help with how to set up my layout

    This is what i need to do except the layout alone is being a pain and cant get it to do what i want even though i know how to make a flow and grid layout.

    I'm using grid at the moment


    So my questions are

    How do you tell it when the jlabels and textfields are supposed to stay on 1 line and when to go to a new line.

    Also on the grid when I create a new column I don't see a difference at all and can't get it to move a thing to it.

    If the flow layout works better please still tell me the above just for flow instead of grid or even do both if you want.

    This is the basic layout code from my book and it works but I cant edit it to what I want.

    import javax.swing.JLabel;
    import javax.swing.JTextField;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import java.awt.GridLayout;
    public class MortgageCalculator extends JFrame
    	public MortgageCalculator()
    		setLayout(new GridLayout(3,2,5,5));
    		add(new JLabel("First Name:"));
    		add(new JTextField(8));
    		add(new JLabel("MI"));
    		add(new JTextField(1));
    		add(new JLabel("Last Name"));
    		add(new JTextField(8));
    	public static void main (String [] args)
    		MortgageCalculator frame = new MortgageCalculator();
    		frame.setSize(200, 125);

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    Default Re: Help with how to set up my layout

    Rather than adding your components directly to the frame, try adding them to a panel and then the panel to the frame. The advantage of this is you can add one, two or more panels to other panels and each panel can have a different layout manager. Do this as many times as you need to achieve the layout you want.
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