I have a JFrame with some JButtons, JPanels, and layout managers. One of the buttons I have is a reset button to reset everything back to it's original state. When I click on the button I jump down to my buttonHandler method. When it is determined that the reset button was clicked it resets everything OK but after refreshing my container I get a bunch of NullPointerException. In an effert to narrow down the problem I removed all the code regarding this button to what I have below. It seems the layout.layoutContainer(getContentPane()); is causing the problem but I am not sure why. ANY SUGGESTIONS???
These are the errors showing up. at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:1764) at javax.swing.AbstractButton$ForwardActionEvents.actionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:1817) at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(DefaultButtonModel.java:419) at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(DefaultButtonModel.java:257) at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(BasicButtonListener.java:245) at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Component.java:5093) at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Component.java:4890) at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Container.java:1566) at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Component.java:3598) at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:1623) at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:3439) at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Container.java:3450) at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Container.java:3165) at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Container.java:3095) at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:1609) at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Window.java:1585) at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:3439) at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:450) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:197) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:150) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:144) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:136) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:99)
Thanks, I added the validate() but was still getting a compiling error. I tried dropping the layout. so that only validate(); was there and it worked. The button worked and there were no more errors. I guess I am still learning the small details of java. Thanks for your help.