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Custom painting/graphics

Micah Wedemeyer
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Joined: Jun 11, 2001
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I am trying to make a graphing package for Swing. By graphing, I mean a set of nodes laid out with the vertices connecting them.
I have built a custom layout manager to properly lay out the nodes (which are JComponents, just think of them as Buttons). However, I do not know what to do with the edges. Since they are just straight lines, I think that I should just call drawLine() However, I'm not sure where to do this. If I make a custom panel that does all the drawing, then I have both the panel and the layout manager to worry about (increase coupling). However, if I have the layout manager draw the lines, I think that would be a violation of what the layout manager is supposed to do. I'm not even sure the layout manager can draw lines.
Give me any advice you have, I'd welcome any suggestions.
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