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Real Quick, whats wrong with my JScrollPane

matt gimbl

Joined: Feb 15, 2004
Posts: 5
Okay ... In my main GUI file .. I have declared this ...
tab.add(new EditArea("TextAreaName"), "TabName"); // Not showing my TextArea
tab.add(new JScrollPane(new TextArea("TextAreaName")), "TabName"); // Does show my text area
where tab is a JTabbedPane, TextArea is a class that extends JEditorPane, and Edit Area is a class that extends JScrollPane.
This is the code for my EditArea():
public class EditArea extends JScrollPane {
public EditArea(String nameOfTextArea) {
add(new TextArea(nameOfTextArea));
I dont see any logical differences in the code .. but the first tab shows just a big container with nothing in it, but the second tab shows the correct JEditorPane window. What am I doing wrong?
Nathan Pruett

Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 4121

JScrollPane is one of the only components that the normal "add()" method doesn't do what you think it should. The method that you have to use instead is "setViewPortView()".

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