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How do I center my Dialog window on the screen?

Posted on 2011-09-29
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When my Panel opens it is always on the upper left side of the screen.  How can I have it open in the center of the screen?

public void createDialog() {
	  
	  appReg = Registry.getRegistry(this);
	  setTitle(appReg.getString("edi.TITLE"));
	   	   
	  Component selectionsPanel = selectedTable();
   	  Component buttonPanel = OKCancelButtons();
   	  Component currentPanel = currentItems();
   	  centerPanel = new JPanel();
      centerPanel.setLayout(new BoxLayout(centerPanel, BoxLayout.PAGE_AXIS));
      centerPanel.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(750, 350));
            
      centerPanel.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(5, 0)));
      centerPanel.add(currentPanel);
      centerPanel.add(selectionsPanel);
      centerPanel.add(Box.createHorizontalGlue());
      centerPanel.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0, 2)));
      centerPanel.add(buttonPanel);
      
      getContentPane().add(centerPanel);
      
      addComponentListener(new ComponentAdapter() {
        public void componentResized(ComponentEvent event) {
           Component c = event.getComponent();
           c.setSize(Math.max((int)centerPanel.getPreferredSize().getWidth()/2, c.getWidth()),
                     Math.max((int)centerPanel.getPreferredSize().getHeight()/2, c.getHeight()));
        }
      });
  	  	
      this.pack();
      setLocation(getParent().getLocation(null));        
              
      //Display the window.
      centerPanel.setVisible(true);
        
   }// end createDialog()

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Try
centerPanel.setLocationRelativeTo(null);        
              
      //Display the window.
      centerPanel.setVisible(true);

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by:jkteater
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undefined for type JPanel
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by:CEHJ
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Sorry - i thought that was the name of a JDialog. You need to call that on the dialog instance
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btw, the reason i thought that was that you called setVisible on it (JPanel is visible by default)
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:)
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