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I have a JFrame with a menubar and submenus and a text field. I am trying to add three buttons to the empty part of the frame, below the textarea. i am alos using getContentPane().add(button1 (and 2 and 3)). Each button overlaps the other and you only see the last one in the code. any suggestions.
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Hi Keiyia,
By default JFrame uses a BorderLayout. Not familiar with layouts? Find out about them here.
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Manfred.
 
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Manfred,
Should I change it to a panel.
 
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You could put the buttons on a panel and the panel on the frame. That should work.
 
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Um...any suggestions on how to do that. I always use frames.
 
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Got it. I set the layout for the content pane to BoxLayout. Thanks
 
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There are always multiple ways of doing it box like you found out. Putting your components onto panels then placing the panels on the frame. Headers in the north, the buttons in the south your main component panel in the center. Gridbaglayout. It all comes down to understanding the layouts.
 
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