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Need Help for CardLayout.

kei hosima

Joined: Feb 23, 2003
Posts: 13
There is a CardLayout layout manager name clay and has been populated with 5 components whose identifiers are "A", "B", "C", "D", "E".
I don't know the order in which the components were added to the container.
I know, however, that the component with the identifier "B" is not the first component.
In such a case, how could I display the component that was added to the container prior to the one having the identifier of "B"?
I know there are 4 possible methods I could use
first(), last(), next(), and previous().
But how? How could I display the component that was added to the container prior to "B" if I don't know the order of the container?
I would appreciate your suggestion/advice/help.
Thanks in advance.
Michael Ernest
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Chantal Ackermann
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Joined: Sep 28, 2000
Posts: 508
you could keep track of the order yourself: when you create the panels you put the identifiers into a List which will preserve their order. the list allows you to retrieve the identifier using the index: list.get(list.indexOf("B") - 1);
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