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I'm creating a simple phonebook program and now I'm trying to create a GUI. I've looked at loads of tutorials, but I just can't seem to make any sense out of it.

I want to use a series of windows in the GUI. I havent't figured out if I should have more than one window (frame) or if should have one and change the contentPane.

At first I tried to use different frames, packing them and setting the visibility to true or false, which seemed to work great until I tried to use ActionListeners. I got an error that I couldn't work out, saying something about the class not beeing abstract...

Any help apprieciated.

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> I havent't figured out if I should have more than one window (frame) or if should have one and change the contentPane.

There are 3 ways you can do that :

1.) You can use a JPanel combination using CardLayout to change panels depending on the requirement.
2.) You can also use setVisble(false); or setVisible(true); to each JPanel so that the Panel's would be interchangable.
3.) The easiest way is to use JTabbedPane which use several Tab's in a frame.

Here are the tutorials :

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/layout/card.html
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/components/tabbedpane.html

Hope that helps . . .
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Hi,

 I think for creating phone book program u may not require more panels/ frames ..

 U just need to extend the JFrame and use JPanel ..

 I hope u know eclipse-VE (Visual Editor ) U can do this application very fast using this.

 Hope this helps.


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