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jtabbedpane is a pain in the butt; how do I place labels and move them around?

Dick Hammer
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Joined: Jan 28, 2012
Posts: 18
I am pretty new to Eclipse windows builder and Java and I created these tabs with Labels and buttons, but I am not able to move them around? Anyone know why not? If I put a label in a jframe, and I select absolute coordinates, I am able to move them as I wish, but not when I put them in in a tabbed pane? Also wheneever I add another label or button, it creates another pane!



Paul Clapham
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The normal thing to do would be to add JPanel objects to your JTabbedPane. Then you can put whatever you like into those JPanels in whatever layout you like.

If you're asking how to do that in your window builder, sorry, I don't know. I could move the question to the forum about IDEs if you think that would be a better place for a question about an IDE feature.
Dick Hammer
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Joined: Jan 28, 2012
Posts: 18
No need to move it. You answered the question for me. Thank you!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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