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Posted on 2006-07-23
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hello there,

i am trying to insert many jbuttons into a jpanel.but i get this error.can anyone help me solve this

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: adding container's parent to itself

private JPanel createTerminalPanel()
    {         
          JPanel pKey = new JPanel(new GridLayout());
          
          
          innerCardPanel = new JPanel(new CardLayout());
          
          pKey.add(new JButton("C"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("MR"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("M-"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("M+"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("7"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("8"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("9"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("/"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("4"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("5"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("6"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("*"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("1"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("2"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("3"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("-"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("0"));
        pKey.add(new JButton("."));
        pKey.add(new JButton("="));
        pKey.add(new JButton("+"));
       
        innerCardPanel.add(pKey, MDF_PANEL);
       
        pKey.add(innerCardPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
          
          return pKey;
    }
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> pKey.add(innerCardPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);

i think you don't need this
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>>innerCardPanel.add(pKey, MDF_PANEL);

should be

innerCardPanel.add(pKey, "Calculator");
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by:CEHJ
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Also, you don't want to add the card panel to the grid layout
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(which you're doing here)

>>pKey.add(innerCardPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
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by:zolf
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can you give me an example where i can add many buttons into a jpanel.
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by:CEHJ
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That bit's OK. You need to determine what you want to do with the CardLayout. What's its purpose? At the moment the reference to it is lost
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by:zolf
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i use the cardlayout to switch between two views.my application which i am working on is very complicated and vast.
i managed to get some buttons on a panel and show.but i have got other error which i have to look into.
thanks anyway.
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by:zolf
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that is the reason i cannot paste all the code in here.
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:-)

OK. If you want to add that calculator panel to a CardLayout, you can pass a reference to the CardLayout into the method, or just add the return value directly to the CardLayout
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