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How do you use javax.swing.Popup?

Sebastion Hill
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Joined: Jul 10, 2009
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I have a panel that displays a lot of information and is setup the way that I want it to look. I'm trying to get a window/JFrame to appear after a user clicks a button on the GUI already open. I want that new window to have the panel inside of it.

Should I be using JOptionPane.showOptionDialog or should I be using javax.swing.Popup? Could someone show a simple example of using javax.swing.Popup in action? Please :-)
Rob Camick
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Joined: Jun 13, 2009
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Question is far too vague, but I would guess you should use a JDialog.
Sebastion Hill
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Joined: Jul 10, 2009
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Well I guess just an example of how one would make a JFrame appear as a Popup using javax.swing.Popup?

JPanel panel = new JPanel(); //contains my whole setup
JFrame frame = new JFrame();
frame.add(panel, BORDERLAYOUT.CENTER);
Popup popUp = new Popup();
popUp(frame,panel,100,100) ???;


I don't know how to use the Popup class. Can someone show me how I would use it with the code above?
Maneesh Godbole
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Checkout PopupFactory API docs.
Also check out JPopupMenu.
You have already been suggested the JOptionPane.showXXXDialog

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