How do you control the distance between rows in a GridLayout

How do you control the distance between rows in a GridLayout
rayskeltonAsked:
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smitty22Commented:
You can construct your layout with:  GridLayout(int rows, int cols, int hgap, int vgap), where vgap is the pixel distance between rows, and similarly hgap is the distance between columns.

You can also specify the gaps later with setHgap and setVGap.
rayskeltonAuthor Commented:
I have tried this with no affect. Any ideas why this would not work?
jimmackCommented:
How do you mean it didn't work?  Could you post some code?

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rayskeltonAuthor Commented:
I am displaying JLabels in a Dialog of queried information and asking confirmation. My GridLayout is in the form of GridLayout(3,2,1,1) and my dialog is sized  setSize(400, 150). Arg 3 and 4 of GridLayout do not appear to control the content the way I would like. The code displays with very large gaps between the grid rows. I can control this spacing to some extent by adjusting arg 2 of setSize(). Below is a code snippet. There may not be a problem, just it is working in a different form than I am expection. If so, how do I control the spacing between grids?
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      final JPanel mainPanel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
      final JPanel buttonGroupPanel = new JPanel();
     
      JPanel editPanel = new JPanel(new GridLayout());

      // get the edit pane
      editPanel = getEditPane();

      JPanel buttonPanel = new JPanel();
      // decision processing buttons
      buttonPanel = getButtonPane();
     
      mainPanel.add(editPanel);
      mainPanel.add(buttonPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
      c.add(mainPanel);

      JFrame frame = new JFrame();
      Window window = new Window(frame);
      setLocation(CenterWindow.getPosition(window));
      setSize(400, 150);
      show();
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 private JPanel getEditPane()
{
     
     JPanel editPanel = new JPanel(new GridLayout(3,2,1,1));
     .......

}
jimmackCommented:
Sorry for the late response.  I've had two days where my system couldn't resolve the EE URL :-(

What do you add to the editPanel inside the getEditPane() method?

Two other observations:

Change the following:

>>      JPanel editPanel = new JPanel(new GridLayout());
>>
>>      // get the edit pane
>>      editPanel = getEditPane();

to:

        JPanel editPanel = getEditPane();

I'm not sure what you are doing with the following:

>>      JFrame frame = new JFrame();
>>      Window window = new Window(frame);
>>      setLocation(CenterWindow.getPosition(window));
>>      setSize(400, 150);
>>      show();

Shouldn't this be:

        JFrame frame = new JFrame();
        frame.getContentPane().add(mainPanel);
        frame.setSize(400, 150);
        frame.show();

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rayskeltonAuthor Commented:
i'll try yor approach. It looks good,so will close out this ticket.
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