Vertical bar separator in Toolbar

I've seen vertical bar separators in a few Java applications (JBuilder, TogetherJ). How do you create these? Is this a graphic? The .addSeparator only give me blank separation between buttons.

TIA,
Joel
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objectsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
addSeparator() simply adds a JToolbar.Separator which is an invisible separator.
The JSeparator on the other hand displays a bar (you've probably seen the horizontal version in menus).

In fact JToolbar.Separator is an extension of JSeparator with an empty paint().
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objectsCommented:
Have a look at JSplitPane.
Sounds like this maybe what you are after.

JSplitPane pane = new JSplitPane(JPlitPane.VERTICAL_SPLIT, panel1, panel2);

Or if you just want a visual separator then use JSeperator.

new JSeperator(SwingConstants.VERTICAL);

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chris_kabukiCommented:
You need to use a JToolBar.Separator()
Check the API but it's really no more that creating an instance of it and then adding it to your toolbar:

.add(new JToolBar.Separator());

Note there is a 'setSeparatorSize()' method to change the size of it if you like. What the separator looks like is goverened by the current L&F.

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objectsCommented:
chris> Isn't that what joeltt is already doing ?

joeltt> I think u can ignore my comment, I misunderstood your question.


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objectsCommented:
On closer investigation I'll reinstate my JSeparator suggestion :-)
Haven't tested it, but it looks like it'll do what u require.
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joelttAuthor Commented:

Chris, I want to open this back up to other suggestions. I think I was doing what you say already, and didn't see a bar (vertical "3Dish" bar).

When I get back to my code (tonight), Ill check it out to make sure (and award points if you are indeed correct).
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joelttAuthor Commented:
Well, Chris it works and it doesn't work for me. I do get the vertical bar, but for the life of me can't figure out why any following toolbar buttons are pushed to the far right of the toolbar (up to the next JSeparator).

Any ideas?

Joel
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objectsCommented:
JToolbar.Separator works??? And u get a visual bar?
What JDK version?

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joelttAuthor Commented:

JDK 1.3.1, actually maybe I confused your two answers. Ill have to check again...

Anyway, why would the visual separator push everything after it to the far right?

J
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objectsCommented:
Sounds like a layout issue, I'll see wot I can find out.
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