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Layout Manager help please????????

JeF Ald

Joined: Mar 21, 2002
Posts: 19
what is a good book or a good resource on the web to learn about the layout managers and specifically how to use a layout manager inside of another layout manager i am trying to recreate the GUI interface for WS_FTP and i know i have to do nested layouts but the books i have dont go over nesting them any help would be greatly appreciated

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Jeff Smith
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Joined: May 04, 2001
Posts: 50
I would recommend Sun's Java Tutorial, specifically the "Creating a GUI with JFC/Swing" trail.
And with regards to using a "layout manager inside of another layout manager" it's really quite simple. You would do it by simply setting the layout of a panel to the second layout you want and then adding it to the original layout. The easiest way to think about it is to split your interface into sections, using a panel for each section with whatever layout is needed. Then use another layout to bring each panel into the final UI design.
Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 148
I'm not sure how well it covers Layout Managers inside of Layout managers but "JFC Unleashed" covers a lot of things that other Swing books don't cover. I recommend that.
p.s. I found the book on some crazy sale for $4.99 at Borders bookstore a while ago.

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