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BorderLayout problem

Travis Benning
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Joined: Jan 24, 2002
Posts: 74
I hit this question on the Proddar Mock Exam:
Q36) Which one of the following always ignores the components's preferred size.
a) FlowLayout
b) GridLayout
c) BorderLayout
Correct answer is b)
Wouldn't BorderLayout also be correct?
I thought since if someting get assigned to BorderLayout, it's "preferred size" is not honored. BorderLayout has it's own limitations.
I might be making myself look stupid on this, but I just got to know.
Travis B.

Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform
Peter Bugla

Joined: Feb 12, 2002
Posts: 22
BorderLayout honors some of the preferred width and height values:
The Components in North and South keep their preferred height (and get the width of the container). The Components at West and East keep their preferred width (and get the height of the container minus the height of the North and South Components if present). The Component in Center is stretched to fill the remaining space.

Peter Bugla<br />Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform
Travis Benning
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Joined: Jan 24, 2002
Posts: 74
Much thanks!
Makes sense now. Of course, my mind doesn't think too well at 3 in the morning.
Travis B.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: BorderLayout problem
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