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Thread: JList or Table or maybe something else......

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    Default JList or Table or maybe something else......

    Hello all,

    New here, I do have some programming knowledge however at 50 years I'm sort of out of date and catching up with how things are done now. It like beggining all over again things have changed so much! anyhow I do have a request although its not code related.

    Somewhat new to Java I find a reoccurring issue to be Tables/List and their display. - I know what I want them to do but they never look right or perform correctly and I get the feeling that its the method Im using thats wrong.

    And so I'm here again at the concept stage and I know theres got to be a better way to achieve what I desire so hence this post, I can design

    In an ideal world lets say what I want is a multiple lined depth for each object that I can design to display the state of the object, then hold them in list form, scrollable and selectable, does that make sense,

    So this is what I get,

    ..and this would be better

    Is there a better way, each line has more depth and a sort of template which displays the format to display the state of each object, and scrolls using the side bars - the column headers I left in for feel really, its the window behaviour I'd like to keep with the design ability for each object represented.

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    Default Re: JList or Table or maybe something else......

    I've done something like this many times. You want each row of the table to be a JPanel which is the parent of that row's components. And the "table" itself should actually be a JPanel, not a JTable, which parents all the rows. Once all that's in place, just use a normal JScrollPane for scrolling behavior.

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