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Hi,

    I have created a JPanel to which I add a JTable and alot of JButtons.  I then instantiate this JPanel inside my main method and then add it to my JFrame.

Here a snippet of my "main method":

 public static void main(String s[]) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Kirk");
    //pass handle of JFrame
    DataFileTable panel = new DataFileTable(frame);
    frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
    frame.setForeground(Color.black);
    frame.setBackground(Color.lightGray);
    frame.getContentPane().add(panel,"Center");
    frame.setSize(panel.getPreferredSize());
    frame.pack();
    frame.setVisible(true);
    frame.addWindowListener(new WindowCloser());
    }

The problem is that when I execute my program the GUI comes out "squeeze" looking. Instead of displaying seven buttons it display three buttons.  The only way for me to get the full display is to stretch out the frame.

I think the only way to fix my problem is to set a size to my panel since my frame set its size from the panel that is added.


If anyone knows a better solution please let me know.

--nutless

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you may enumerate controls owned by the panel and resize accordingly by adding their width properties...
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