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I am taking inputs from a xml file and setting the node names as "labels" and the data as "textfields" .

depending on the humber of nodes in the xml file, labels are created along with textfields and are displayed in a panel with labels on left side and textfields on eight side . , as in , a 2 columns and n rows depending on nodes.

Now , the problem i am facing is that , depending on the number of textfields , they are resized ... if less in number , textfields are larger in size and if more in number the textfields size shrinks

They are tied to the frame and cover up all the empty space. i m using gridlayout.

wat shud i do to avoid this.

i have tried using textfield.setPreferred(new Dimension(3,3))

but does'nt work.
 
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Originally posted by rish obe:
Now , the problem i am facing is that , depending on the number of textfields , they are resized ... if less in number , textfields are larger in size and if more in number the textfields size shrinks

They are tied to the frame and cover up all the empty space. i m using gridlayout.



Well that's how GridLayout works.

What you probably want to do is add your labels and text fields to a separate panel (using GridLayout), then put that panel into NORTH of a BorderLayout.
 
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