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Why does the FlowLayoutManager layout more space than needed?

 
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I have a simple first applet I'm playing with. I defined a Panel to go in the NORTH area of the main Panel and placed a single TextField in the Panel.

For some reason the FlowLayoutManager lays out enough space for 2 rows of TextFields in the Panel? Why is that? Is there a way to make it stop doing that?
 
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Example of code?
 
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add these 2 lines and you'll see where you need to look

pnlStatus.setBackground(Color.CYAN);
pnlGame.setBackground(Color.BLUE);
 
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I see where the problem is not in the layout of the status panel. It appears that setBackground() does not set the color of the entire canvas. I would say that my "TheGame" class derived from Canvas is reserving space for a title bar. Although the bounds of cnvGame, an instance of TheGame include the whole canvas. The status text displays "Canvas bounds = 0, 33, 400, 334.". My applet is in a 400 by 400 space on the web page so 400 - 33 - 33 = 334, the full height minus the NORTH and SOUTH panels.

Now I'm looking for why Canvas is allocating space for a title bar and how I can turn that "feature" off.

Thanks for you help. Any additional insights would be helpful.
 
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