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miguel lisboa
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when working in a web app its easy: you keep adding forms, textareas and so on so the webpage has to scroll.
My Q: is this possible with a standalone app?
i asked because someone showed me one, made in java, where there are several checkboxes, textfields and so on and all this scrolls!!(inside the app)
i tried adding a jscrollpane to my app and then add several components to it but it didnt work.
How can one do it?
thanks in advance
Joe Ess
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A scroll pane scrolls a single component. You should add your components to a single container (Box, JPanel) and create a JScrollPane instance with it. Take a look at the Java Tutorial on Scroll Panes for more info.


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miguel lisboa
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hi
thanks for your answer!

i made this:


but it doesnt show up when i run it
What am i doing wrong?
thanks in advance
Joe Ess
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Are you adding that JScrollPane to some top-level container, like a JFrame?
Dirk Schreckmann
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Moving this to the Swing / JFC / AWT forum...


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miguel lisboa
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ok, now i see it; my prob now it to force the scroll down - i mean - i want to introduce a lot of components, deep down, but they just dont show; the app's size cut them at the app's bottom
Where can i get an example of this working?
thanks in advance
miguel lisboa
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CASE SOLVED!
one has to make jpane's vertical preferredSize bigger then app's one

[ June 15, 2004: Message edited by: miguel lisboa ]
 
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