I have created my screen layout which contains a title panel, t=2 JLists with labels and buttons. At the moment I have the 2 JLists and their labels in 2 BoxLayout Panels which I then place into another BoxLayout Panel to stack them vertically. However my problem is that the JLists are stretching to fill the entire center panel. is there anyway i can position this panel in the center with space on either side? Also is it possible to create more of a dropdown list rather than a JList? Thanks
You could use borders with insets: Border border1 = BorderFactory.createEmptyBorder (5,5,5,5); Border border2 = BorderFactory.createBevelBorder (BevelBorder.LOWERED); Border border = BorderFactory.createCompoundBorder (border2, border1); and then use setBorder on the Box panel.