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Fernando Lopez Jr.
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Joined: Mar 29, 2006
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how do i get my button to be 22 in height and use all width available to it? also i would like to align my label to the left...


Thank you.


Rob Spoor
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Check out http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/layout/index.html


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Fernando Lopez Jr.
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 29, 2006
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i've been reading that... but i just cant get it to work... so i will appreciate if you help me tweaking my code...

thank you.
Rob Spoor
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Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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You should set the preferred with of the button to be 22:
That will not guarantee a height of 22, but you won't get any closer.

As for the width, that completely depends on the layout manager used. I can't help you out with BoxLayout since I've never used that, but a BorderLayout should work:
Fernando Lopez Jr.
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i went with another layout manager... MiG Layout...
Rob Spoor
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Fernando Lopez Jr. wrote:i went with another layout manager... MiG Layout...

Why the rolling eyes? MiG is also a good layout manager. Nobody said you have to stick to the layout managers provided in the JSE API. I myself use JGoodies Forms most of the time.
Fernando Lopez Jr.
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Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 17
the rolling eyes were because i was learning the default layout system... and then i had to switch to something "better?"... well anyways can you point me the pros of JGoodies? or a JGoodies vs MiG Layout thread/url? and maybe your personal point of view?


thank you.
Rob Spoor
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I'm too biased, since I've never worked with MiG. I just never bothered since JGoodies always did what I needed.
 
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