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Are GridBagLayout questions asked in the test?

 
prasanna w
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I suppose this question has been answered before... If not, someone please tell me, or provide me the link to the answer, as a considerable amount of time would be needed to study this Layout Manager.
If it is not asked on the test, I might as well skip studying it, and concentrate on other important topics like Threads, OO, I/O, etc.
Thanks.
 
Derrick Smith
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I had one fairly general gridbag question. I don't understand that layout manager that well, but I know the basic ideas, which were enough to get me through.
Hope that helps.
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I also had only one question on GridBagLayout. Looks that Sun keeps the ratio of questions more or less constant, so you should not expect LOTS of questions on GridBagLayout. One lost question will reduce your scores on 1.7% - so unless you are aimed at 100% result you can skip GridBagLayout entirely. In other case, here is GridBagLayout simulator, where you can play with its parameters, hopefully it will accelerate your preparations.
 
prasanna w
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Thank you very much Mapraputa, what an excellent Applet to understand GridBagLayout!!! I am sure that with such a great tool at my disposal, I shall surely understand this LM, and will be able to answer a question on GBLM if it asked on the test. Thank you again.
It seems that maybe 7 out of 10 people get a question on GridBagLayout (correct me if I am wrong). While it may seem sensible to skip it, but I would still like to give it a try because I am getting the lowest scores on "very easy question" categories in the mocks! I am unable to figure out the reason for this.
So I think that if I answer the easy questions incorrectly in the test, I should have the extra padding of answering the tough questions correctly. May seem a little weird, but I think it makes sense. What do the JavaRanchers have to say ?
Prasanna.
 
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