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Hi Im trying to go through Suns tutorial on Swing. I''m having a little trouble tho. I can do most of the basics like createbuttons and add them to a pane, and then add the pane to a frame. But what i want to do is... to be able to click on a button on the gui which will bring me to another pane. So for example something like, having the options to click button "red" , and if i click on button "red" the current pane is replaced with a new pane (lets say with new pane would contain the label "red"). I tried to add code inside the event listener for the button but i havent had any success. Could you please give me a simple example or explantion on how I can go from 1 pane to another buy clicking a button. thnx- I hope the Q was clear. Here is the code that is availabe from Suns tutorial. Perhaps you could tell me where to modify this code. THX
import javax.swing.*;          //This is the final package name.

//import com.sun.java.swing.*; //Used by JDK 1.2 Beta 4 and all

                               //Swing releases before Swing 1.1 Beta 3.

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class SwingApplication {
    private static String labelPrefix = "Number of button clicks: ";
    private int numClicks = 0;

    public Component createComponents() {
        final JLabel label = new JLabel(labelPrefix + "0    ");

        JButton button = new JButton("I''m a Swing button!");
        button.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                label.setText(labelPrefix + numClicks);

         * An easy way to put space between a top-level container
         * and its contents is to put the contents in a JPanel
         * that has an "empty" border.
        JPanel pane = new JPanel();
                                        30, //top

                                        30, //left

                                        10, //bottom

                                        30) //right

        pane.setLayout(new GridLayout(0, 1));

        return pane;

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
        } catch (Exception e) { }

        //Create the top-level container and add contents to it.

        JFrame frame = new JFrame("SwingApplication");
        SwingApplication app = new SwingApplication();
        Component contents = app.createComponents();
        frame.getContentPane().add(contents, BorderLayout.CENTER);

        //Finish setting up the frame, and show it.

        frame.addWindowListener(new WindowAdapter() {
            public void windowClosing(WindowEvent e) {

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public Component createComponents()

button.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)


private void myMethod()
// the stuff you wanna do when the button is clicked


[edited by - misterX on July 25, 2002 7:21:34 AM]

[edited by - misterX on July 25, 2002 7:23:26 AM]

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JTabbedPane might do what you want - or at least you could open up the source for JTabbedPane and see how Sun do things...

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