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Jon Camilleri
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Joined: Apr 25, 2008
Posts: 662

Any idea why the code here is returning an error, when trying to compile it from the command line?

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

>javac GridBagLayout.java
javac: file not found: GridBagLayout.java
Usage: javac <options> <source files>
use -help for a list of possible options

>javac GridBagLayoutDemo.java

>java GridBagLayoutDemo.java
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: GridBagLayoutDemo/java
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: GridBagLayoutDemo.java
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)

at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
Could not find the main class: GridBagLayoutDemo.java. Program will exit.

Basically, I was trying to understand whether changing the GridBagConstraints would have a visual impact on the display:

Steve Fahlbusch

Joined: Sep 18, 2000
Posts: 595

Well the first thing would be that your java command is referencing your source file.
Wim Vanni
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 96

The fact that the class is part a of a package 'layout' translates into a folder structure that you don't seem to follow.
Just noticed Steve is responding in the same way. That probably means I'm not awfully wrong in my answer

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