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BorderLayout question

john-paul York
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Joined: Feb 15, 2011
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I am doing a program that is suppose to do the following:

Create a JFrame that uses BorderLayout. Place a JButton in the center region. Each time the user clicks the JButton, change the background colour in one of the other regions.

I am just looking for a answer to a quick question, do you have to add buttons into every region to see them? I keep looking for information on how to kind of have a blank region so I can change the background color, but can't find anything(all the examples I find add buttons/text areas)? I am thinking I should be able to add something else other then a button or text area to the other regions that makes those regions show up and then I can work with them.

JP

john-paul York
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Joined: Feb 15, 2011
Posts: 16
bah...I think I have it...JPanel....if I research JPanel this should put be in the right direction I am thinking?
Campbell Ritchie
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john-paul York wrote: . . . do you have to add buttons into every region to see them?
No
. . . I should be able to add something else other then a button or text area to the other regions that makes those regions show up and then I can work with them.

JP

You appear to have worked that out already

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