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Redrawing the UI

D Preethi
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Joined: May 24, 2008
Posts: 68
Hi All,

I have a requirement in which I want to redraw a gridbaglayout panel based on a radio button selection. Can someone suggest me how to achieve this? Initially, the screen will look like this -

<Radio button 1>
<Radio button 2>
<Radio button 3>

On selection of radio button 2, I should show -
<Radio button 1>
<Radio button 2>
<JPanel 1>
<Radio button 3>

On selection of radio button 3, I should show -
<Radio button 1>
<Radio button 2>
<Radio button 3>
<JPanel 2>

On selection of radio button 1, I should show -
<Radio button 1>
<Radio button 2>
<Radio button 3>


What is the best way to achieve this? I was thinking of card layout for the entire screen (and switch between 3 UIs based on button selection), but that requires me to maintain 3 different instances of the 3 radio buttons (since the button click can happen in any order). Can someone please suggest me better method?


Thanks,
Preethi

Michael Dunn
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
Posts: 4632
here's one way

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Peter Taucher
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
Posts: 174
I don't know what some people call 'redrawing'. I'd simply place the JPanel components in the layout and only set one of them (corresponding to the selected JRadioButton) visible (and all others invisible). Wouldn't that be a simple and operative approach?


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Rob Spoor
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Michael Dunn wrote:deleted - cross-posted at java.forums.org

Not just at java.forums.org - here as well.

D Preethi, please UseOneThreadPerQuestion, and BeForthRightWhenCrosspostingToOtherSites. This thread is closed.
 
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