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Thread: use multiple gui displays

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    Default use multiple gui displays

    I have a noob question here.

    Im creating a program to keep track of my dvd collection. When it starts up it has a page with two Jbuttons. One listed to create a new record and one to view the titles currently owned. My question is how do i link this gui's page with an action so that when i click on the "New Movie" button for example it brings up the gui i created that allows me to enter in the information for the movie.

    I used javafx to create the guis and they are each currently in their own separate JFrame form as separate classes. Some guidance here would be great. Thanks

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    Default Re: use multiple gui displays

    Ok, so lets say you created a GUI that extends JFrame named NewMovieFrame. The code to allow the JButton to open the frame would look like this:
    //Our Button that will open the new JFrame
    JButton openFrame = new JButton("Open Frame");
    //We add an actionListener to the JButton
    openFrame.addActionListener(new ActionListener(){
    	public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
    		/* If the constructor of the NewMovieFrame JFrame
    		 * sets itself visible, we just need to construct
    		 * the NewMovieFrame JFrame like this:
    		new NewMovieFrame(...);
    		/* If however the NewMovieFrame JFrame does not set
    		 * itself visible in the constructor, we need to do
    		 * this:
    		NewMovieFrame temp = new NewMovieFrame(...);
    //Assume we add the openFrame JButton to our main GUI

    If you show the code you have, I can help you more directly, instead of just using the example above.

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