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Simple multi piece applet GUI using Swing

 
Bryan Spain
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Hi all. I am fairly new to GUI development in swing and just need a push in the right direction.

I am writing a chatroom applet that will have multiple "views"... for instance, the login view, the chatroom view, and the settings view.

What is a good approach to put the login view and the chatroom view in the same "window/frame/container". My goal is to be able to have them both in the same place on the screen and just switch between them as appropriate. Originally I thought it would be something along the lines of creating a JFrame with two JPanels, then adding the login panel and the chatroom panel to this. From here I would call "setVisible" to control what is currently showing. It doesn't appear that this is working smoothly, so I wanted to get an opinion on good ways to do this so I can either change my approach or debug what I have already.

Thanks
 
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Use a CardLayout.
 
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. . . and welcome to the Ranch
 
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