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Components Placement

Karl Nilsson

Joined: Jan 06, 2004
Posts: 14
hey, i need to know if there is a layout (other than in canvas) that allows the programmer to specify the placement of components by setting it a pair of coordinates
i know flowlayout is the default layout, and that doesn't do it
is a canvas my only option?
the reason i'm saying this is i started learning java a little while ago, but am still used to using VB and having no layouts, just coordinates

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Craig Wood
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Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 1535
In the AWT you can use Panel to hold components. In Swing use JPanel or JComponent.

Null layouts, Absolute Positioning in the java tutorial, is the least used/fun layout (check what happens when you resize the frame) but sometimes nothing else will do. setBounds is the key.
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