JTabbedPane problem

Posted on 2004-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have a JFrame with a menubar and a JTabbedPane.  The user specifies how many tabs there will be and what they will be named, and then the tabs are created, each tab containing a JTextField and a JTable.  However, the tabs look distorted.  Any idea what is happening?  Why the text and graphics look distorted?  I'm using addTab to create the tabs.  Also, lets say the user creates n tabs, how can I access JTable n?  Thanks.
Question by:abstractionz
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ID: 10923343
define distorted
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ID: 10923357
> Also, lets say the user creates n tabs, how can I access JTable n?

use a wrapper panel for you tabs

public class TabPanel extends JPanel
   public JTable getTable()

And add instances of TabPanel to your tabbed pane, and use getComponentAt() method to access them

Author Comment

ID: 10923477

that's a screenshot of what is happening.  
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Expert Comment

ID: 10923502
that doesn't look to healthy does it.
can u post your code.
or better a still a working example that I can run here

Author Comment

ID: 10923515
It's code taken straight from the book 'Java Swing' by O'Reilly:

public class SimpleTab extends JFrame {
      JTabbedPane jtp;
      public SimpleTab(){
            Container contents = getContentPane();
            jtp = new JTabbedPane();
            jtp.addTab("Tab1", new JLabel("This is Tab One"));
            jtp.addTab("Tab2", new JButton("This is Tab Two"));
            jtp.addTab("Tab3", new JCheckBox("This is Tab Three"));
      public static void main(String[] args) {
            new SimpleTab();
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Expert Comment

ID: 10923540
works fine here
win2k, 1.4

Author Comment

ID: 10923545
strange.  i am running winxp pro sp1, 1.4

Author Comment

ID: 10925987
anybody else have this problem?

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