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Help! Can i open a frame to fit the dimensions of the monitor

Sam Kebab
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Is there a method to call in order to set the size of the frame/jframe to exactly the size of the monitor?
At the moment i manually set the width and length of my frame to match the size of the monitor; but what if my client uses another size of monitor.
Thanks in advance.
Gregg Bolinger
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If you are are using JDK1.3 you can use
Dimension screen = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize();
then use screen.width and screen.height.
If you are using JDK1.4 there is actually a method for maximizing the Frame but I can't remember what the method is. Sorry
Hope that helps.


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Nathan Pruett
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The new way to actually make a frame maximized in 1.4 is


The frame already needs to be visible for this to work, however, and I would also set the size of the frame before this, because if the user un-maximizes the frame, it will go back to the size you set it at, which would just be the titlebar if you don't set a size.

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Sam Kebab
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Thanks guys.
Roy Ben Ami
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thanks Nathan. i have been wondering how to do it too.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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