I am trying to create a GUI with this layout. Any quick suggestion on what I should use to achieve it. Specific details are unnecessary since i can always google for the specifics. All I need is a general idea of how I can go about getting about this alignment.
Many thanks in advance.
ha ha ha, I'm still a novice so I prefer to code by hand. Come on milovan, spare a moment.
Nah don't use NetBeans as you will not learn the ins and outs of Swing this way.
One possible way: consider creating a main JPanel that uses a BorderLayout with the Basket in the BorderLayout.EAST position and everything else in a JPanel in the BorderLayout.CENTER position. Everything else can go into a JPanel that uses a GridBagLayout, but you'll need to add empty JLabels to fill up the blank spaces. Again this GridBag panel can go BorderLayout.CENTER into the main JPanel.
Well, if there is nothing new in java I guess GridBagLayout can be the answer. But I'm little rusty with this after IDE came in my life.
Take a look at:
How to Use GridBagLayout (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Laying Out Components Within a Container)
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