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Fran Costigan

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

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