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I am a little confused about defining the layout using swing.heres what I want to do....

I have a background image say background.gif
Then I have 5 images, say c1.gif-c5.gif
I also have three buttons and a slider and I want the page to be like this(approximately) with the background image in the back...

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|                      slider   |      So basically the slider is near the top right with the 3 buttons
|                    b1 b2 b3|     lined up under it. Also could you please give me the code that
|                                 |   would let me display the images and also how to remove them...
|  c3 c4 c5                   |
|                                 |
|                    c1   c2   |
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Question by:Akindo
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by:Akindo
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btw, I forgot to add I also want a menu bar....
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by:gnurl
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Hi,

I think you should have a look at the class JDesktopPane and play around with the LayoutManagers , and LayeredPanes.

Maybe this thread could help you

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Java/Q_20748381.html

Thats what I could help.

CU
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jimmack earned 500 total points
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Here's most of it for you.  You'll need to do some work to get the images laid out the way you want, but this should be enough to get you started.

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class Slider
{
    private JFrame mainFrame;
   
    private JMenuBar createMenuBar()
    {
        JMenuItem fileNew = new JMenuItem("New");
        JMenuItem fileExit = new JMenuItem("Exit");
        fileExit.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
        {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
            {
                System.exit(0);
            }
        });
       
        JMenu fileMenu = new JMenu("File");
        fileMenu.add(fileNew);
        fileMenu.addSeparator();
        fileMenu.add(fileExit);
       
        JMenuBar menuBar = new JMenuBar();
        menuBar.add(fileMenu);
       
        return (menuBar);
    }
   
    private void init()
    {
        JSlider slider = new JSlider(0, 100);
       
        JButton button1 = new JButton("Button1");
        JButton button2 = new JButton("Button2");
        JButton button3 = new JButton("Button3");
       
        JPanel buttonPanel = new JPanel(new FlowLayout());
        buttonPanel.add(button1);
        buttonPanel.add(button2);
        buttonPanel.add(button3);
       
        JPanel sliderAndButtons = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
        sliderAndButtons.add(slider, BorderLayout.NORTH);
        sliderAndButtons.add(buttonPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
       
        JPanel topPanel = new JPanel(new FlowLayout(FlowLayout.RIGHT));
        topPanel.add(sliderAndButtons);
       
        JPanel centerImagePanel = new JPanel(new GridLayout(1, 3));
        centerImagePanel.add(new JLabel("c3"));
        centerImagePanel.add(new JLabel("c4"));
        centerImagePanel.add(new JLabel("c5"));
       
        JPanel bottomImagePanel = new JPanel(new GridLayout(1, 2));
        bottomImagePanel.add(new JLabel("c1"));
        bottomImagePanel.add(new JLabel("c2"));
       
        JPanel mainPanel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
        mainPanel.add(topPanel, BorderLayout.NORTH);
        mainPanel.add(centerImagePanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
        mainPanel.add(bottomImagePanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
       
        mainFrame = new JFrame("Slider Frame");
        mainFrame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        mainFrame.getContentPane().add(mainPanel);
        mainFrame.setJMenuBar(createMenuBar());
        mainFrame.setSize(new Dimension(640, 480));
        mainFrame.show();
    }
   
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        new Slider().init();
    }
}
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