Swing buttons

How do prevent Swing buttons from changing sizes when the window is resized?

Some code fragments will help a lot.
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It depends on the layout manager you're using. Some layout managers stretch things when they are resizing, and others don't. Can you give us a little more information about what you are trying to do?
 as kylar mentioned it depends on the which layout u r using . try with null layout .

Yes it does depend on the layout you're using. I would advise you to use flowlayout(code A) but for something more complex you may have to use GridBagLayout(code B).

Code A:

JPanel jp = new JPanel(new Flowlayout());
jp.add(new JButton("OK"));
jp.add(new JButton("Cancel"));

Code B(got it from a tutorial):
private JPanel contentPane;
        protected void makebutton(String name,
                                  GridBagLayout gridbag,
                                  GridBagConstraints c) {
            JButton button = new JButton(name);
            gridbag.setConstraints(button, c);

        public GridBagWindow() {
            GridBagLayout gridbag = new GridBagLayout();
            GridBagConstraints c = new GridBagConstraints();
            contentPane = new JPanel();
            contentPane.setFont(new Font("Helvetica", Font.PLAIN, 14));
            c.fill = GridBagConstraints.BOTH;
            c.weightx = 1.0;
            makebutton("Button1", gridbag, c);
            makebutton("Button2", gridbag, c);
            makebutton("Button3", gridbag, c);

            c.gridwidth = GridBagConstraints.REMAINDER; //end of row
            makebutton("Button4", gridbag, c);

            c.weightx = 0.0;                   //reset to the default
            makebutton("Button5", gridbag, c); //another row

            c.gridwidth = GridBagConstraints.RELATIVE; //next to last in row
            makebutton("Button6", gridbag, c);

            c.gridwidth = GridBagConstraints.REMAINDER; //end of row
            makebutton("Button7", gridbag, c);

            c.gridwidth = 1;                      //reset to the default
            c.gridheight = 2;
            c.weighty = 1.0;
            makebutton("Button8", gridbag, c);

            c.weighty = 0.0;                   //reset to the default
            c.gridwidth = GridBagConstraints.REMAINDER; //end of row
            c.gridheight = 1;                   //reset to the default
            makebutton("Button9", gridbag, c);
            makebutton("Button10", gridbag, c);



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