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Chris Stewart
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Joined: Sep 29, 2001
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Does anyone know the method I need to call on my objects (ComboBoxes and Labels) to set their position in the application GUI? Thanks!
Edit: Also, what would the code be to exit my application that I can put in an event listener? Thanks again!
[ April 16, 2002: Message edited by: Chris Stewart ]
Jeff Smith
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Well if you aren't using a layout manager you'll need to call the setBounds() method on each component to set their size and location. Of course if you're using a layout manager then how you position the components will vary depending on the layout you're using.
And to exit your program you can use the System.exit method.
Jeff
Chris Stewart
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Thanks for the exit method!
About the layout manager. I'm really not too sure what you mean. I'm setting the layout to FlowLayout.

I then go on to create my labels, comboboxes and buttons. I thought I would need to use setBounds but I wasn't sure. Do I need to use that?
Paul Stevens
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If you allow the Layout Manager to handle positioning, you don't need to be concerned with it. It will determine where to place the component.
Chris Stewart
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Is there anyway I can do it myself? All of my comboboxes and labels are just lined up beside each other. It really looks terrible.
Jeff Smith
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As I don't know how exacly you're trying to get the components lined up it's difficult to suggest a layout to use, but take a look at the javadoc for LayoutManager and LayoutManager2 and look through the lists of implementing classes. I'm sure there's one there that can do what you need. I personally use the GridBagLayout for nearly everything as it gives a great deal of control.
Jeff
Chris Stewart
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Ok, I changed it to use GridLayout for the manager. Making some progress now.
 
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