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validate() method

Tom Graziose
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Joined: Aug 24, 2000
Posts: 40
Hi, What exactly does validate() do? I commented it out in various classes with no noticable change to the display.
Thanks,
Tom
Tony Alicea
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Your question is missing the Class that you're talking about. Even though some of us may be able to guess it, it is better to be clear from the outset.


Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Tom Graziose
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Joined: Aug 24, 2000
Posts: 40
Sorry, it's in the Container class
Thanks Tony!
Tom
Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Hi Tom,
<code>validate()</code> forces the Container to layout it's components. If the Container is not in an invalid state ie no change since last layout, the method call is ignored.
Hope that helps.
Jane


Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
Tom Graziose
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Joined: Aug 24, 2000
Posts: 40
Thanks Jane ! I'll have to experiment with it.
-Tom
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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