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Thread: Need help with my code

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    Thumbs up Need help with my code

    this is my first post here ever <I cant believe i got anonymous as a user-name>
    IDE = Netbeans

    im trying to create a simple GUI.

    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JButton;
    public class Main {
            public static void main(String[] args) {
            JFrame frame = new JFrame("Commands."); /*Create a frame with the title "Title" */
            frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE); /*This is so the window closes when user clicks on the the X*/
            frame.setSize(650, 650); /*Create a frame of 500x500*/
            frame.setVisible(true); /*Set the frame visible*/
            frame.add(new JButton("NAMEHERE")();
    i want the lettering on the jbutton to be smaller i tryed like
     frame.add(new JButton("NAMEHEREI"))(frame.setSize(120,125);
    But it dident work.
    Help me please?
    EDIT: Im fairly new to java.
    Picture of what hapend when i tryed to run it

    Instead of doing
     frame.setSize(650, 650); /*Create a frame of 500x500*/
    it did this
     frame.add(new JButton("NAMEHEREI"))(frame.setSize(120,125);
    Last edited by anonymous; January 1st, 2010 at 05:08 AM. Reason: Fixed

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    Default Re: Need help with my code

    A few things about your code. First, if you wish to change the size of the font in the JButton, you need to change the actual font of the JButton. Second, its better practice to add components to a JFrames content pane as opposed to the JFrame container. Both of these aspects are encorporated in the code snippet below:

    JButton button = new JButton("BUTTON");
    Font f = button.getFont();/*Be sure to import the java.awt package*/