JTabbedPane Layout

Posted on 2004-09-20
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My JFrame has a BorderLayout.
I am placing a JTabbedPane at the North.
I want that when the user selects a Tab (from JTabbedPane) , the components of JTabbedPane should be displayed in the  BorderLayout.LEFT.
How can this be done?
Question by:vibration2k

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what exactly do you mean?

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ID: 12113277
I mean that I want to place the components of a tabbed pane at a particular position in my frame. The components of the JTabbedPane (Components of a Tab of the JTabbedPane) should not be placed by default.

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ID: 12117540
use one or more panels and place things using gridbag layout.
Or you could use a GUI Designer with your ide, I prefer this one http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/index.html
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ID: 12117736
Can't be done directly.

You could try using empty panels in your tabbed pane, and add a ChangeListener to switch the panel displayed in the LEFT (using a CardLayout)

Author Comment

ID: 12124388
Can you suggest me some example code to actually implement whatever you suggested?
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Have a look at the following:


And have your ChangeListener do the panel switching accoring to which tab is selected.

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