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    solomon_13000 is offline Member
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    Default JScrollBar

    The code below implements the JScrollBar. The problem is when I scroll the verticle bar the information in the label does not change position. How do I resolve this problem?.

    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import javax.swing.*;

    public class IMPL_ScrollBar implements AdjustmentListener
    JFrame frame;
    JScrollBar vScrollBar,hScrollBar;
    JPanel p1;
    JLabel lb1;

    public IMPL_ScrollBar()
    frame = new JFrame("This is a scrollbar");
    vScrollBar = new JScrollBar(JScrollBar.VERTICAL,30,40,0,300);
    hScrollBar = new JScrollBar(JScrollBar.HORIZONTAL,30,20,0,300);


    lb1 = new JLabel("Hello");
    p1 = new JPanel(new FlowLayout());
    frame.getContentPane().add(vScrollBar,BorderLayout .EAST);
    frame.getContentPane().add(hScrollBar,BorderLayout .SOUTH);
    frame.getContentPane().add(p1,BorderLayout.CENTER) ;

    public void adjustmentValueChanged(AdjustmentEvent ae)

    public static void main(String[] args)
    IMPL_ScrollBar sb = new IMPL_ScrollBar();

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    I'm guessing you are new to Swing. First, you should learn about the EventQueue class and the event dispatcher thread (EDT). For example, you should always do the initial setVisible(true) as follows:

    Java Code:
    EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
        public void run() {
    Check out the Sun's Java Tutorial home page; it has a link to the Swing Tutorial. You will hate life (or Swing) if you do not understand the EDT and use it correctly.

    As far as scroll bars, they are available for "low-level" coding, where you want complete control over the screen components. For ordinary purposes, I suggest the following:

    First, set the LayoutManager on JFrame to GridLayout, with no parameters. Add one main panel or pane to hold the contents of all the other components. Then set the LayoutManager for the panel or pane.

    The easiest way to implement scrolling is to use JScrollPane. You can use that as the top-level pane. It allows you to control when scroll bars appear. Note that JScrollPane will not actually scroll unless its contents take up more space than the view port.

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