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Top window: JFrame or JDialog

 
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I have only a GUI.
Which is more applicable for top window, JFrame or JDialog?
Thanks!
 
Leonardo Wang
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I used to use JDialog. OK?
 
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The design choices that you make have to be justified in your design document. If you use JDialog instead of JFrame have you good reasoning for the decision ? If not stick with the most common approach and use JFrame.
 
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i used a JFrame,
in case if JDialog, inorder to show it you wil need a parent frame to which the dialog will belong. So i guess you will be creating two objects to show a dialog and only one for showing JFrame.
and nevertheless, u can achive all that u can in frame as you can in dialog.
 
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I use a JDialog without owner, not for particular reason, In the current system of our company, we have a series of windows and we use JDialog much more than JFrame. I decide to find a reason, say easy extension, so that I do not have to change JDialog to JFrame. :roll:
 
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leonardo,
it doesnt matter if its a JFrame or a JDialog,
its just that.. whatever you do, just make sure u have conviction in what you do, cos you have to prove your point there
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