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    Bestsanchez is offline Member
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    Default Content pane vs. JPanel?

    I'll be honest I have limited knowledge of swing, but when I was looking at code snippets online to get me on the right track for my hangman game I saw a lot of 'frame.getContentPane()'. I never understood the point of it because I completed my game successfully by just making a JFrame and putting a bunch of JPanels in it. So out of curiosity, what is the point of it?

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    doWhile is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: Content pane vs. JPanel?

    See Using Top-Level Containers (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)
    Also note the API for JFrame...
    As a conveniance add and its variants, remove and setLayout have been overridden to forward to the contentPane as necessary.

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