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JComponent Change Size?

Warren Bell
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Joined: Dec 20, 2000
Posts: 56
New to Swing AWT. How do you change the size of a JComponent many different times? Also, when does getPrefferedSize() get called?
I am able to change the size of a JComponent once initially but I am unable to change the size again. I have the JComponent in a Border layout center position.
Any help will be appreciated.
Warren Bell
Nathan Pruett

Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 4121

You can internally change the size of a component, but that doesn't do any kind of notification to repaint or re-layout the component. After changing the size, call invalidate(), validate(), and/or repaint().

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