File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Swing / AWT / SWT and the fly likes Jframes Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Swing / AWT / SWT
Bookmark "Jframes" Watch "Jframes" New topic


Fran Costigan

Joined: Feb 06, 2006
Posts: 8
Can you use multiple frames when creating a java GUI, and if so how do i go about doing so?
Ken Blair
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1078
Yes. Create a second JFrame and make it visible using setVisible(true) the same way you did the first. You can also use a JDesktopPane and multiple JInternalFrames depending on what you want to do.
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

Note: Use the setLocation(int x, int y) method so that the frames don't simply appear directly on top of one another.

Also, if you're interested in using JInternalFrames, see this tutorial: How to Use Internal Frames.

"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Jframes
It's not a secret anymore!