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A problem with Swing

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Hiya I am using java to make a GUI application, and I swing is doing something it hasn't before...
		main = new JFrame("Application");
		main.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
		
		JPanel listPanel = new JPanel();
		JPanel dataPanel = new JPanel();
		
		entries = new JList();
		JScrollPane scroller = new JScrollPane(entries);
		scroller.setVerticalScrollBarPolicy(ScrollPaneConstants.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_ALWAYS);
		scroller.setHorizontalScrollBarPolicy(ScrollPaneConstants.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_NEVER);
		listPanel.add(BorderLayout.CENTER, scroller);
		
		forename = new JTextField(10);
		dataPanel.add(forename);
		surname = new JTextField(10);
		dataPanel.add(surname);
		
		main.getContentPane().add(BorderLayout.WEST, listPanel);
		main.getContentPane().add(BorderLayout.EAST, dataPanel);
		main.setSize(480, 320);
		main.setVisible(true);

What happens now is that the two text fields are shown side by side and overlapping with the list, I thought that panels were ment to stop such things from happening. Any help?

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You need to apply some useful layout manager to dataPanel.

For full control you should also look into GridBagLayout. Somewhat complex to use, but allows full control over layout.

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