Java swing panel placement

Hi,

I've got some weird issue here. Its the first time using swing though.
So the idea is to have a frame with 2 panels:
1 set north with dimensions(500, 500)
1 set south with dimensions(500, 100)
in the north panel a Jcomponent view which fills it up.

So here is the partial code I have:
JFrame.setDefaultLookAndFeelDecorated(true);

            // maak een venster (frame)
            JFrame frame=new JFrame("Mind map");
            frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
            frame.getContentPane().setBackground(Color.WHITE);
            frame.setResizable(false);
            frame.setSize(new Dimension(500, 600));
            
            GridLayout layout = new GridLayout(2, 1);
            frame.setLayout(layout);
            
            JPanel panelActorView = new JPanel();
            panelActorView.setBounds(0, 0, 500, 500);
            
            JPanel panelMenu = new JPanel();
            panelMenu.setBounds(0, 500, 500, 100);
            
            frame.add(panelActorView, BorderLayout.NORTH);
            frame.add(panelMenu, BorderLayout.CENTER);

            // voeg een ActorView toe aan het venster
            ActorView view=new ActorView(new Dimension(500, 500));
            panelActorView.add(view);
            
            JButton quitButton = new JButton("Quit");
            quitButton.setBounds(0, 0, 80, 30);
            quitButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event) {
                    System.exit(0);
               }
            });
            
            panelMenu.add(quitButton);

            // toon het venster
            frame.pack();
            frame.setVisible(true);

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as of now I have setBounds for both panels, but I also tried setSize(), setMaximumSize(), setPreferedSize(), ...

None of these works. The problem i have is that both panels use the dimensions of my ActorView (JComponent).

Any ideas why?
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ksivananthCommented:
try commenting frame.setLayout(layout);

the issue is you are trying to set BorderLayout dimension but you have set GridLayout!
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MutsopAuthor Commented:
Well that seems to work :)
Thanks alot

If there are any better options, I'm still open for it !
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