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I'm designing a gui and i'm having trouble trying to get everything to a decent size. I'd like some rows to have a set size so buttons don't stretch to insane sizes. I'v tried setprefferedsize() and setmaximumsize on these with no luck have a look at the snap shot of my gui. see how huge those top buttons are. Please help!

http://www.southbaybeagles.com/craigslist/example.jpg




i''ll attach my code


import java.awt.Dimension;
import java.awt.GridLayout;
import java.awt.List;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JList;
import javax.swing.JMenu;
import javax.swing.JMenuBar;
import javax.swing.JMenuItem;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JTable;
import javax.swing.JTextField;

import com.sun.media.sound.Toolkit;

public class movieFrontGui extends JFrame implements ActionListener
{
      JFrame frame;
      JPanel panelGenre;
      JPanel panelQuickJump;
      JPanel panelMoviesArea;
      JPanel panelToolbar;
      JPanel bottomPanel;
      
      
      List list;
      
      
      JTable table;
      
      
      JTextField search_textfield;
      
      
      //======Buttons=============
      JButton button_search;
      JButton button_addMovie;
      JButton button_deleteMovie;
      JButton button_editMovie;
      JButton button_all;
      JButton[] quickButtons = new JButton[26];
              
              
      JButton button_a;
      JButton button_b;
      JButton button_c;
      JButton button_d;
      JButton button_e;
      JButton button_f;
      JButton button_g;
      JButton button_h;
      JButton button_i;
      JButton button_j;
      JButton button_k;
      JButton button_l;
      JButton button_m;
      JButton button_n;
      JButton button_o;
      JButton button_p;
      JButton button_q;
      JButton button_r;
      JButton button_s;
      JButton button_t;
      JButton button_u;
      JButton button_v;
      JButton button_w;
      JButton button_x;
      JButton button_y;
      JButton button_z;
      
      JMenu file_menu;
      JMenuItem file_save;
      JMenuItem file_saveAs;
      JMenuItem file_exit;
      
      
      JMenu view_menu;
      
      JMenu help_menu;
      
      JMenuBar menuBar;
      

      movieFrontGui()
      {
            
            createGui();
            
      
      }
      

      void createGui()
      {
            frame = new JFrame("Movie Warehouse");
            frame.setSize(1280,1024);     //<============need to dynamicly set size!
            createPanelQuickJump();
            createPanelToolBar();
            createMenuBar();
            createpanelGenre();
            creatpanelMoviesArea();
            
            //merge movies area and genre into one JPanel
            bottomPanel = new JPanel();
            bottomPanel.add(panelGenre);
            bottomPanel.add(panelMoviesArea);
            
            frame.setLayout(new GridLayout(3,1));
            //frame.getContentPane().add(menuBar);
            frame.getContentPane().add(panelToolbar);
            frame.getContentPane().add(panelQuickJump);
            frame.getContentPane().add(bottomPanel);
        frame.setLocationRelativeTo( null );         // Center the frame on the screen.
        frame.setVisible( true );  
        frame.pack();
        this.setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

        // Make the frame visible to the user.              // Make the frame visible to the user.
            /*
            panelQuickJump;
            panelMoviesArea;
            panelToolbar;
            */
            
            
            
      }
      
      void createMenuBar()
      {
            //====File menu================
            file_menu = new JMenu("File");
            file_menu.add(file_save = new JMenuItem("Save"));
            file_menu.add(file_saveAs = new JMenuItem("Save As"));
            file_menu.add(file_exit = new JMenuItem("Exit"));
            
            
            //====View Menu================
            view_menu = new JMenu("View");
            
            //=Help Menu=================
            help_menu = new JMenu("Help");
            
            menuBar = new JMenuBar();
            
            menuBar.add(file_menu);
            menuBar.add(view_menu);
            menuBar.add(help_menu);
        frame.setJMenuBar(menuBar);

            
      }
      
      void createPanelQuickJump()
      {
            panelQuickJump = new JPanel();
            panelQuickJump.setLayout(new GridLayout(1,26));
          createQuickButtons();
            
            
      }
      
      void creatpanelMoviesArea()
      {
            panelMoviesArea = new JPanel();
            table = new JTable(20,4);
            
            panelMoviesArea.add(table);
            
      }
      void createpanelGenre()
      {
            list = new List();
            list.add("All");
            list.add("Action");
            list.add("Adventure");
            list.add("Animation");
            list.add("Comedy");
            list.add("Documentary");
            list.add("Drama");
            list.add("Horror");
            list.add("Sci-Fi");
            list.add("Suspense");
            list.add("Tv");
            
            
            panelGenre = new JPanel();
            panelGenre.add(list);
            
      
      }
      void createPanelToolBar()
      {
            panelToolbar = new JPanel();
            panelToolbar.setLayout(new GridLayout(1,6));
            search_textfield = new JTextField();
            JLabel labelSearch = new JLabel("Search");
            panelToolbar.add(labelSearch);
            panelToolbar.add(search_textfield);
            panelToolbar.add(button_search);
            panelToolbar.add(button_addMovie);
            panelToolbar.add(button_deleteMovie);
            panelToolbar.add(button_editMovie);
      }
      
      void createQuickButtons()
      {
            button_all = new JButton("all");
            button_all.addActionListener(this);
            panelQuickJump.add(button_all);
            //alphabet buttons
            for(int i=0; i < 26; i++)
            {
                  char string= 'a';
                  quickButtons[i] = new JButton("a");
                  quickButtons[i].addActionListener(this);
                  panelQuickJump.add(quickButtons[i]);
            }
            
            //other buttons
            button_search = new JButton("Search");
            button_search.addActionListener(this);
          button_addMovie = new JButton("Add Movie");
          button_addMovie.addActionListener(this);
          button_deleteMovie = new JButton("Delete Movie");
          button_deleteMovie.addActionListener(this);
          button_editMovie = new JButton("Edit Movie");
          button_editMovie.addActionListener(this);
      }

      /**
    Performs the specific actions once a listener is invoked
    */
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent actionevent)
    {
          
    }
      
      
      
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        movieFrontGui dogfiler = new movieFrontGui();
     
    }
      
      
      
      
      
}

            
            
            
            
            
            
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by:CEHJ
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Set a FlowLayout on each button panel
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by:objects
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>           panelQuickJump.setLayout(new GridLayout(1,26));

GridLayout ignores the preferred size, try commenting that line out.
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by:objects
ID: 17066551
same with your other button panels
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by:CEHJ
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>>try commenting that line out.

i.e. use a FlowLayout (the default)
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by:ksivananth
ID: 17069397
I would suggest combination of BorderLayout and GridBagLayout for your UI to get a better control!
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by:ksivananth
ID: 17069400
try this out,

    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

    import javax.swing.JButton;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JLabel;
    import javax.swing.JList;
    import javax.swing.JMenu;
    import javax.swing.JMenuBar;
    import javax.swing.JMenuItem;
    import javax.swing.JPanel;
    import javax.swing.JTable;
    import javax.swing.JTextField;

    import com.sun.media.sound.Toolkit;

    public class TestLayout extends JFrame implements ActionListener
    {
         JFrame frame;
         JPanel panelGenre;
         JPanel panelQuickJump;
         JPanel panelMoviesArea;
         JPanel panelToolbar;
         JPanel bottomPanel;


         List list;


         JTable table;


         JTextField search_textfield;


         //======Buttons=============
         JButton button_search;
         JButton button_addMovie;
         JButton button_deleteMovie;
         JButton button_editMovie;
         JButton button_all;
         JButton[] quickButtons = new JButton[26];


         JButton button_a;
         JButton button_b;
         JButton button_c;
         JButton button_d;
         JButton button_e;
         JButton button_f;
         JButton button_g;
         JButton button_h;
         JButton button_i;
         JButton button_j;
         JButton button_k;
         JButton button_l;
         JButton button_m;
         JButton button_n;
         JButton button_o;
         JButton button_p;
         JButton button_q;
         JButton button_r;
         JButton button_s;
         JButton button_t;
         JButton button_u;
         JButton button_v;
         JButton button_w;
         JButton button_x;
         JButton button_y;
         JButton button_z;

         JMenu file_menu;
         JMenuItem file_save;
         JMenuItem file_saveAs;
         JMenuItem file_exit;


         JMenu view_menu;

         JMenu help_menu;

         JMenuBar menuBar;


         TestLayout()
         {

              createGui();


         }


         void createGui()
         {
              frame = new JFrame("Movie Warehouse");
              frame.setSize( 800, 600 );     //<============need to dynamicly set size!
              createPanelQuickJump();
              createPanelToolBar();
              createMenuBar();
              createpanelGenre();
              creatpanelMoviesArea();

              //merge movies area and genre into one JPanel
              bottomPanel = new JPanel();
              bottomPanel.add(panelGenre);
              bottomPanel.add(panelMoviesArea);

//              frame.getContentPane().setLayout(new GridLayout(3,1));
             JPanel pnlButton = new JPanel( new GridBagLayout() ) ;
             pnlButton.add( panelToolbar, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ) ) ;
             pnlButton.add( panelQuickJump, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 1, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ) ) ;
//             pnlButton.setPreferredSize( new Dimension( 600, 150 ) );
              //frame.getContentPane().add(menuBar);
              frame.getContentPane().add(pnlButton, BorderLayout.NORTH);
//              frame.getContentPane().add(panelQuickJump);
              frame.getContentPane().add(bottomPanel);
            frame.setLocationRelativeTo( null );         // Center the frame on the screen.
            frame.setVisible( true );
            frame.pack();
            this.setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

            // Make the frame visible to the user.              // Make the frame visible to the user.
              /*
              panelQuickJump;
              panelMoviesArea;
              panelToolbar;
              */



         }

         void createMenuBar()
         {
              //====File menu================
              file_menu = new JMenu("File");
              file_menu.add(file_save = new JMenuItem("Save"));
              file_menu.add(file_saveAs = new JMenuItem("Save As"));
              file_menu.add(file_exit = new JMenuItem("Exit"));


              //====View Menu================
              view_menu = new JMenu("View");

              //=Help Menu=================
              help_menu = new JMenu("Help");

              menuBar = new JMenuBar();

              menuBar.add(file_menu);
              menuBar.add(view_menu);
              menuBar.add(help_menu);
            frame.setJMenuBar(menuBar);


         }

         void createPanelQuickJump()
         {
              panelQuickJump = new JPanel();
              panelQuickJump.setLayout( new GridBagLayout() );
             createQuickButtons();


         }

         void creatpanelMoviesArea()
         {
              panelMoviesArea = new JPanel();
              table = new JTable(20,4);

              panelMoviesArea.add(table);

         }
         void createpanelGenre()
         {
              list = new List();
              list.add("All");
              list.add("Action");
              list.add("Adventure");
              list.add("Animation");
              list.add("Comedy");
              list.add("Documentary");
              list.add("Drama");
              list.add("Horror");
              list.add("Sci-Fi");
              list.add("Suspense");
              list.add("Tv");


              panelGenre = new JPanel();
              panelGenre.add(list);


         }
         void createPanelToolBar()
         {
              panelToolbar = new JPanel();
              panelToolbar.setLayout( new GridBagLayout() );
              search_textfield = new JTextField( 10 );
              JLabel labelSearch = new JLabel("Search");
              panelToolbar.add(labelSearch, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(search_textfield, new GridBagConstraints( 1, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_search, new GridBagConstraints( 2, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_addMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 3, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_deleteMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 4, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_editMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 5, 0, 1, 1, 1.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
         }

         void createQuickButtons()
         {
              button_all = new JButton("all");
              button_all.addActionListener(this);
              panelQuickJump.add(button_all, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));

              //alphabet buttons
              for(int i=0; i < 26; i++)
              {
                   char string= 'a';
                   quickButtons[i] = new JButton("a");
                   quickButtons[i].addActionListener(this);
                   panelQuickJump.add(quickButtons[i], new GridBagConstraints( GridBagConstraints.RELATIVE, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              }

              //other buttons
              button_search = new JButton("Search");
              button_search.addActionListener(this);
             button_addMovie = new JButton("Add Movie");
             button_addMovie.addActionListener(this);
             button_deleteMovie = new JButton("Delete Movie");
             button_deleteMovie.addActionListener(this);
             button_editMovie = new JButton("Edit Movie");
             button_editMovie.addActionListener(this);
         }

         /**
        Performs the specific actions once a listener is invoked
        */
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent actionevent)
        {

        }



        public static void main(String args[])
        {
            TestLayout dogfiler = new TestLayout();

        }





    }
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by:tyweed420
ID: 17078103
The flowlayout worked but what about my jlist it stays super small i'd like it long so you can see everything on the list. I eagerly await your responses. Oh i tried setpreferredsize and setminimumsize neither did anything?
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by:ksivananth
ID: 17078109
use GridBagLayout to setpreferredsize and setminimumsize to work!
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by:ksivananth
ID: 17078142
and see if this is what u needed,

import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.*;

    public class TestLayout extends JFrame implements ActionListener
    {
         JFrame frame;
         JPanel panelGenre;
         JPanel panelQuickJump;
         JPanel panelMoviesArea;
         JPanel panelToolbar;
         JPanel bottomPanel;


         List list;


         JTable table;


         JTextField search_textfield;


         //======Buttons=============
         JButton button_search;
         JButton button_addMovie;
         JButton button_deleteMovie;
         JButton button_editMovie;
         JButton button_all;
         JButton[] quickButtons = new JButton[26];


         JButton button_a;
         JButton button_b;
         JButton button_c;
         JButton button_d;
         JButton button_e;
         JButton button_f;
         JButton button_g;
         JButton button_h;
         JButton button_i;
         JButton button_j;
         JButton button_k;
         JButton button_l;
         JButton button_m;
         JButton button_n;
         JButton button_o;
         JButton button_p;
         JButton button_q;
         JButton button_r;
         JButton button_s;
         JButton button_t;
         JButton button_u;
         JButton button_v;
         JButton button_w;
         JButton button_x;
         JButton button_y;
         JButton button_z;

         JMenu file_menu;
         JMenuItem file_save;
         JMenuItem file_saveAs;
         JMenuItem file_exit;


         JMenu view_menu;

         JMenu help_menu;

         JMenuBar menuBar;


         TestLayout()
         {

              createGui();


         }


         void createGui()
         {
              frame = new JFrame("Movie Warehouse");
              frame.setSize( 800, 600 );     //<============need to dynamicly set size!
              createPanelQuickJump();
              createPanelToolBar();
              createMenuBar();
              createpanelGenre();
              creatpanelMoviesArea();

              //merge movies area and genre into one JPanel
              bottomPanel = new JPanel();
//              bottomPanel.add(panelGenre);
              bottomPanel.add(panelMoviesArea);

//              frame.getContentPane().setLayout(new GridLayout(3,1));
             JPanel pnlButton = new JPanel( new GridBagLayout() ) ;
             pnlButton.add( panelToolbar, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ) ) ;
             pnlButton.add( panelQuickJump, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 1, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ) ) ;
//             pnlButton.setPreferredSize( new Dimension( 600, 150 ) );
              //frame.getContentPane().add(menuBar);
             frame.getContentPane().add(pnlButton, BorderLayout.NORTH);
//              frame.getContentPane().add(panelQuickJump);
              frame.getContentPane().add( new JScrollPane( table, JScrollPane.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED,
                     JScrollPane.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED ) );
             frame.getContentPane().add( new JScrollPane( list, JScrollPane.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED,
                     JScrollPane.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED ), BorderLayout.WEST );
            frame.setLocationRelativeTo( null );         // Center the frame on the screen.
            frame.setVisible( true );
            frame.pack();
            this.setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

            // Make the frame visible to the user.              // Make the frame visible to the user.
              /*
              panelQuickJump;
              panelMoviesArea;
              panelToolbar;
              */



         }

         void createMenuBar()
         {
              //====File menu================
              file_menu = new JMenu("File");
              file_menu.add(file_save = new JMenuItem("Save"));
              file_menu.add(file_saveAs = new JMenuItem("Save As"));
              file_menu.add(file_exit = new JMenuItem("Exit"));


              //====View Menu================
              view_menu = new JMenu("View");

              //=Help Menu=================
              help_menu = new JMenu("Help");

              menuBar = new JMenuBar();

              menuBar.add(file_menu);
              menuBar.add(view_menu);
              menuBar.add(help_menu);
            frame.setJMenuBar(menuBar);


         }

         void createPanelQuickJump()
         {
              panelQuickJump = new JPanel();
              panelQuickJump.setLayout( new GridBagLayout() );
             createQuickButtons();


         }

         void creatpanelMoviesArea()
         {
              panelMoviesArea = new JPanel();
              table = new JTable(20,4);

              panelMoviesArea.add(table);

         }
         void createpanelGenre()
         {
              list = new List();
              list.add("All");
              list.add("Action");
              list.add("Adventure");
              list.add("Animation");
              list.add("Comedy");
              list.add("Documentary");
              list.add("Drama");
              list.add("Horror");
              list.add("Sci-Fi");
              list.add("Suspense");
              list.add("Tv");


              panelGenre = new JPanel();
              panelGenre.add(list);


         }
         void createPanelToolBar()
         {
              panelToolbar = new JPanel();
              panelToolbar.setLayout( new GridBagLayout() );
              search_textfield = new JTextField( 10 );
              JLabel labelSearch = new JLabel("Search");
              panelToolbar.add(labelSearch, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(search_textfield, new GridBagConstraints( 1, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_search, new GridBagConstraints( 2, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_addMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 3, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_deleteMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 4, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_editMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 5, 0, 1, 1, 1.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
         }

         void createQuickButtons()
         {
              button_all = new JButton("all");
              button_all.addActionListener(this);
              panelQuickJump.add(button_all, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));

              //alphabet buttons
              for(int i=0; i < 26; i++)
              {
                   char string= 'a';
                   quickButtons[i] = new JButton("a");
                   quickButtons[i].addActionListener(this);
                   panelQuickJump.add(quickButtons[i], new GridBagConstraints( GridBagConstraints.RELATIVE, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              }

              //other buttons
              button_search = new JButton("Search");
              button_search.addActionListener(this);
             button_addMovie = new JButton("Add Movie");
             button_addMovie.addActionListener(this);
             button_deleteMovie = new JButton("Delete Movie");
             button_deleteMovie.addActionListener(this);
             button_editMovie = new JButton("Edit Movie");
             button_editMovie.addActionListener(this);
         }

         /**
        Performs the specific actions once a listener is invoked
        */
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent actionevent)
        {

        }



        public static void main(String args[])
        {
            TestLayout dogfiler = new TestLayout();

        }





    }
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ksivananth earned 125 total points
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almost correctly arranged the controls here,

import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.*;

    public class TestLayout extends JFrame implements ActionListener
    {
         JFrame frame;
         JPanel panelGenre;
         JPanel panelQuickJump;
         JPanel panelMoviesArea;
         JPanel panelToolbar;
         JPanel bottomPanel;


         List list;


         JTable table;


         JTextField search_textfield;


         //======Buttons=============
         JButton button_search;
         JButton button_addMovie;
         JButton button_deleteMovie;
         JButton button_editMovie;
         JButton button_all;
         JButton[] quickButtons = new JButton[26];


         JButton button_a;
         JButton button_b;
         JButton button_c;
         JButton button_d;
         JButton button_e;
         JButton button_f;
         JButton button_g;
         JButton button_h;
         JButton button_i;
         JButton button_j;
         JButton button_k;
         JButton button_l;
         JButton button_m;
         JButton button_n;
         JButton button_o;
         JButton button_p;
         JButton button_q;
         JButton button_r;
         JButton button_s;
         JButton button_t;
         JButton button_u;
         JButton button_v;
         JButton button_w;
         JButton button_x;
         JButton button_y;
         JButton button_z;

         JMenu file_menu;
         JMenuItem file_save;
         JMenuItem file_saveAs;
         JMenuItem file_exit;


         JMenu view_menu;

         JMenu help_menu;

         JMenuBar menuBar;


         TestLayout()
         {

              createGui();


         }


         void createGui()
         {
              frame = new JFrame("Movie Warehouse");

              createPanelQuickJump();
              createPanelToolBar();
              createMenuBar();
              createpanelGenre();
              creatpanelMoviesArea();

              //merge movies area and genre into one JPanel
              bottomPanel = new JPanel();
//              bottomPanel.add(panelGenre);
              bottomPanel.add(panelMoviesArea);

//              frame.getContentPane().setLayout(new GridLayout(3,1));
             JPanel pnlButton = new JPanel( new GridBagLayout() ) ;
             pnlButton.add( panelToolbar, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 1.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ) ) ;
             pnlButton.add( panelQuickJump, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 1, 1, 1, 1.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ) ) ;
//             pnlButton.setPreferredSize( new Dimension( 600, 150 ) );
              //frame.getContentPane().add(menuBar);
             frame.getContentPane().add(pnlButton, BorderLayout.NORTH);
//              frame.getContentPane().add(panelQuickJump);
              frame.getContentPane().add( new JScrollPane( table, JScrollPane.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED,
                     JScrollPane.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED ) );
             frame.getContentPane().add( new JScrollPane( list, JScrollPane.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED,
                     JScrollPane.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED ), BorderLayout.WEST );
            frame.setLocationRelativeTo( null );         // Center the frame on the screen.
             frame.setSize( Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize() );     //<============need to dynamicly set size!
             frame.setLocation( 0, 0 );
            frame.setVisible( true );
//            frame.pack();
            this.setDefaultCloseOperation(EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

            // Make the frame visible to the user.              // Make the frame visible to the user.
              /*
              panelQuickJump;
              panelMoviesArea;
              panelToolbar;
              */



         }

         void createMenuBar()
         {
              //====File menu================
              file_menu = new JMenu("File");
              file_menu.add(file_save = new JMenuItem("Save"));
              file_menu.add(file_saveAs = new JMenuItem("Save As"));
              file_menu.add(file_exit = new JMenuItem("Exit"));


              //====View Menu================
              view_menu = new JMenu("View");

              //=Help Menu=================
              help_menu = new JMenu("Help");

              menuBar = new JMenuBar();

              menuBar.add(file_menu);
              menuBar.add(view_menu);
              menuBar.add(help_menu);
            frame.setJMenuBar(menuBar);


         }

         void createPanelQuickJump()
         {
              panelQuickJump = new JPanel();
              panelQuickJump.setLayout( new GridBagLayout() );
             createQuickButtons();


         }

         void creatpanelMoviesArea()
         {
              panelMoviesArea = new JPanel();
              table = new JTable(20,4);

              panelMoviesArea.add(table);

         }
         void createpanelGenre()
         {
              list = new List();
              list.add("All");
              list.add("Action");
              list.add("Adventure");
              list.add("Animation");
              list.add("Comedy");
              list.add("Documentary");
              list.add("Drama");
              list.add("Horror");
              list.add("Sci-Fi");
              list.add("Suspense");
              list.add("Tv");


              panelGenre = new JPanel();
              panelGenre.add(list);


         }
         void createPanelToolBar()
         {
              panelToolbar = new JPanel();
              panelToolbar.setLayout( new GridBagLayout() );
              search_textfield = new JTextField( 10 );
              JLabel labelSearch = new JLabel("Search");
              panelToolbar.add(labelSearch, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(search_textfield, new GridBagConstraints( 1, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_search, new GridBagConstraints( 2, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_addMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 3, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_deleteMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 4, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              panelToolbar.add(button_editMovie, new GridBagConstraints( 5, 0, 1, 1, 1.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
         }

         void createQuickButtons()
         {
              button_all = new JButton("all");
              button_all.addActionListener(this);
              panelQuickJump.add(button_all, new GridBagConstraints( 0, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));

              //alphabet buttons
              for(int i=0; i < 26; i++)
              {
                   char string= 'a';
                   quickButtons[i] = new JButton("a");
                   quickButtons[i].addActionListener(this);
                   panelQuickJump.add(quickButtons[i], new GridBagConstraints( GridBagConstraints.RELATIVE, 0, 1, 1, 0.0, 0.0,
                 GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              }

             panelQuickJump.add( new JLabel( "" ), new GridBagConstraints( GridBagConstraints.RELATIVE, 0, 1, 1, 1.0, 0.0,
           GridBagConstraints.WEST, GridBagConstraints.NONE, new Insets( 0, 0, 0, 0 ), 0, 0 ));
              //other buttons
              button_search = new JButton("Search");
              button_search.addActionListener(this);
             button_addMovie = new JButton("Add Movie");
             button_addMovie.addActionListener(this);
             button_deleteMovie = new JButton("Delete Movie");
             button_deleteMovie.addActionListener(this);
             button_editMovie = new JButton("Edit Movie");
             button_editMovie.addActionListener(this);
         }

         /**
        Performs the specific actions once a listener is invoked
        */
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent actionevent)
        {

        }



        public static void main(String args[])
        {
            TestLayout dogfiler = new TestLayout();

        }





    }
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by:tyweed420
ID: 17084348
thanks for the code and actually laying it out!  

looks great!
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