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size of JComboBox

Ajay Xavier
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Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Posts: 109

hi i am having a JComboBox to display a list of items. when i add an item which is short in length

JComboBox cmb=new JComboBox();
cmb.addItem("this is ajay");//length of the string is small

the combo box is small in size .

when i add an String which is large in length

cmb.addItem("this is a big string and the size of the combo is big");

the size of the combobox increaces .

since i have used


the size of the frame also increaces .

At any point of time i want the size of the combobox to remain same.

Is there any solution for this pblm?

help me plz.
Pat Hays
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 138

You should use setPreferredSize instead of calling setSize, as long as the container is using a LayoutManager. Try the following code.
jComboBox1.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(120, 25));

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