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Abhin Balur

Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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Hi All,

I want to try my hands on developing some small games. I would like to start with the Square game; the one which involves sequecning the numbers, and placing them in sorted order. However i am new to Swings. So the only hurdle here is developing the GUI for me beause rest all would be pure logic. I would like to know which layout manager would be helpful, as it will involve relocating the components on a Jpanel and any method which would do the same.

Thank You.
Brian Legg
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Joined: Nov 07, 2008
Posts: 488
If I had to guess I would say probably a grab bag layout.... but you may want to ask the guys over on the Swing/AWT forum since this is more of a GUI question then an actual game question.


~Currently preparing for SCJP6
Fred Hamilton
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Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 679
Consider using JLabels as piece components. You might also consider a gridlayout. which would be simpler than a gridbag layout. if there are any issues with gridlayout having an empty cell then you could just use a blank Jlabel for that cell.
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