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Replacing Components in a JPanel

I have a JPanel in a window and I am putting different components in it as
the user goes through a setup wizard. In theory, I have an array of
components (other JPanels), and I want to step through them, displaying
panel_0, then panel_1....

I have no problem removing panel_0 from the JPanel parent (I've even done a
repaint() right after removing to be sure of this), but no matter what I
do, I can't seem to do an "add(panel_1)" to the sampe panel. It's the same
method I'm using to add the first panel, before I show() the window, but
once I remove a component and try to add another in its place, I get a
blank.

Is there a reason I can't add components? Is it because the window is
visible? What do I need to do?

Thanks!

Hal
Jul 17 '05 #1
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You can try "invalidate()" on the container. Adding of a component doesn't
always trigger the layout manager to relayout the container and by
invalidating the container the layout manager will be triggered to do
relayout. The first time the layout manager will be triggered by the
show().
Stellah
"Hal Vaughan" <ha*@thresholddigital.com> schreef in bericht
news:NQhjb.787330$uu5.137635@sccrnsc04...
I have a JPanel in a window and I am putting different components in it as
the user goes through a setup wizard. In theory, I have an array of
components (other JPanels), and I want to step through them, displaying
panel_0, then panel_1....

I have no problem removing panel_0 from the JPanel parent (I've even done a repaint() right after removing to be sure of this), but no matter what I
do, I can't seem to do an "add(panel_1)" to the sampe panel. It's the same method I'm using to add the first panel, before I show() the window, but
once I remove a component and try to add another in its place, I get a
blank.

Is there a reason I can't add components? Is it because the window is
visible? What do I need to do?

Thanks!

Hal

Jul 17 '05 #2
Hal Vaughan wrote:
I have a JPanel in a window and I am putting different components in it as
the user goes through a setup wizard. In theory, I have an array of
components (other JPanels), and I want to step through them, displaying
panel_0, then panel_1....

I have no problem removing panel_0 from the JPanel parent (I've even done a
repaint() right after removing to be sure of this), but no matter what I
do, I can't seem to do an "add(panel_1)" to the sampe panel. It's the same
method I'm using to add the first panel, before I show() the window, but
once I remove a component and try to add another in its place, I get a
blank.

Is there a reason I can't add components? Is it because the window is
visible? What do I need to do?


Hal,

I don't see any reason a priori your method doesn't work. However, I
would recommend using the CardLayout instead. This is exactly what it
was designed for.

HTH,
Ray

Jul 17 '05 #3
Raymond DeCampo wrote:
Hal Vaughan wrote:
I have a JPanel in a window and I am putting different components in it
as
the user goes through a setup wizard. In theory, I have an array of
components (other JPanels), and I want to step through them, displaying
panel_0, then panel_1....

I have no problem removing panel_0 from the JPanel parent (I've even done
a repaint() right after removing to be sure of this), but no matter what
I
do, I can't seem to do an "add(panel_1)" to the sampe panel. It's the
same method I'm using to add the first panel, before I show() the window,
but once I remove a component and try to add another in its place, I get
a blank.

Is there a reason I can't add components? Is it because the window is
visible? What do I need to do?

Hal,

I don't see any reason a priori your method doesn't work. However, I
would recommend using the CardLayout instead. This is exactly what it
was designed for.


Works perfectly. One of the problems of being self-taught is that I seem to
have missed out on a LOT of the Java API and features. Often I don't even
know where to look, what to look for, or if what I want to do can be done
in a much simpler way.

Thanks!

Hal
HTH,
Ray


Jul 17 '05 #4
Stella wrote:
You can try "invalidate()" on the container. Adding of a component doesn't
always trigger the layout manager to relayout the container and by
invalidating the container the layout manager will be triggered to do
relayout. The first time the layout manager will be triggered by the
show().
Stellah
Tried it. I have no idea why, but it didn't work. Someone below suggested
using a CardLayout (new to me -- which isn't a surprise).

Thanks for the idea. I didn't know about invalidate() and will definately
keep it in mind for similar situations in the future.

Hal

"Hal Vaughan" <ha*@thresholddigital.com> schreef in bericht
news:NQhjb.787330$uu5.137635@sccrnsc04...
I have a JPanel in a window and I am putting different components in it
as
the user goes through a setup wizard. In theory, I have an array of
components (other JPanels), and I want to step through them, displaying
panel_0, then panel_1....

I have no problem removing panel_0 from the JPanel parent (I've even done

a
repaint() right after removing to be sure of this), but no matter what I
do, I can't seem to do an "add(panel_1)" to the sampe panel. It's the

same
method I'm using to add the first panel, before I show() the window, but
once I remove a component and try to add another in its place, I get a
blank.

Is there a reason I can't add components? Is it because the window is
visible? What do I need to do?

Thanks!

Hal


Jul 17 '05 #5
Hal Vaughan wrote:

Works perfectly. One of the problems of being self-taught is that I seem to
have missed out on a LOT of the Java API and features. Often I don't even
know where to look, what to look for, or if what I want to do can be done
in a much simpler way.


I'm glad that worked out for you.

If you are looking for a means of getting more familar with the Java
API, I recommend the Java Tutorial from Sun (http://java.sun.com). All
of the material is available free online, or, if you are a big spender,
is available in book format as well. I think also, if you do not have a
perpetual connection, the tutorial is available for download.

Ray

Jul 17 '05 #6
Raymond DeCampo wrote:
Hal Vaughan wrote:

Works perfectly. One of the problems of being self-taught is that I seem
to
have missed out on a LOT of the Java API and features. Often I don't
even know where to look, what to look for, or if what I want to do can be
done in a much simpler way.


I'm glad that worked out for you.

If you are looking for a means of getting more familar with the Java
API, I recommend the Java Tutorial from Sun (http://java.sun.com). All
of the material is available free online, or, if you are a big spender,
is available in book format as well. I think also, if you do not have a
perpetual connection, the tutorial is available for download.

Ray


Cool! That's the kind of thing I never hear about unless I stumble on it in
a search.

Thanks!

Hal
Jul 17 '05 #7

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