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JPanel using boxlayout

Chris Dancy
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Joined: Feb 14, 2006
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i cant seem to figure this out, or why it does this.

panel3 = new JPanel(new BoxLayout(panel3,BoxLayout.Y_AXIS));

This line of code does not work, it makes a awt error. yet when i type it this way:
panel3 = new JPanel();
panel3.setLayout(new BoxLayout(panel3, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS));

this works.
i dont get it. Can someone please explain this to me.

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Mathias Nilsson
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Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Posts: 367
I don't think your Panel3 is instansiated on the first exampel. On the second example it works fine cause it has been instansiated.

// Mathias

I agree. Here's the link:
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