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how to size a label?

Mindy Wu
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Joined: Jan 12, 2001
Posts: 121
hello all,
i am wondering if there is a way to create a label in the size you want.
e.g JLabel label0 = new JLabel("Year ", JLabel.RIGHT);
how to define its size you want???
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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Labels have a "preferred size" that the LayoutManager tries to respect. As a rule that is "just big enough to hold the String". The size of the string depends on the Font that you are using and the String itself of course. You can try to pad the label with spaces to add width.
The idea is that you really don't WANT to specify the size, because when it looks good on your machine it will look bad on the next O, or when the user messes with the size of the screen etc.

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Mindy Wu
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Joined: Jan 12, 2001
Posts: 121
Thank you Cindy!
I agree. Here's the link:
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