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Get a component from x / y coords

Trisha Murphy
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Joined: Sep 19, 2002
Posts: 13
Hi I have a JPanel with about 4 components in it
I can get the position of a component using GridBagConstraints.
is there anyway I can get the instance of the component using the coordinates?
I tried using getComponentAt() but that just returns the whole JPanel.
myPanel.getComponentAt(x, y)
What I'm trying to do is get the component that is next to the compnenet I have selected.
Greg Charles
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Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2851
    
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Try findComponentAt(x,y). I'm vague on how these methods differ, but the "find" version definitely claims to drill down through containers to find the visible component. The "get" version doesn't really specify what it does, although I suppose we could look at the code.
 
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