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Anna Hays
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Joined: Nov 09, 2003
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Hi, I am wondering if having too many panels to make the desire look on the front end is bad? I know nested HTML table is bad, what about nesting panels in Swing? I have left my assignment for another few months now avoiding Swing. Does anybody know some good links on good practices on Swing? Not just how to use it.

Huge thanks!!

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Robert Konigsberg
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 172
Nested panels are a good thing. To some degree you are expected to leverage nested panels for complex GUIs. But more importantly, if you're clever you can separate functionality, or easily reuse a nested panel, either by using methods or extended classes:

Here's a contrived example:


Now this application (at least, mine) isn't really that big to warrant something like that, BUT, it is useful to have something like this:



That and some good documentation should (once again, I suspect) get you points for code clarity.


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