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Accessing components in a componenet

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Does anybody know how to gain access (and remove) a component from the layout of another component.
class MyClass extends JFrame{
public MyClass(){
JPanel panel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
getContentPane().add(panel, BorderLayout.WEST);
JTextField text = new JTextField();
panel.add(text, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
panel.addMouseListener(new MyMouseListener);
class MyMouseListener extends MouseAdapter{
protected MyMouseListener(){...}
public void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e){
Component c = e.getSource();
/*I know want to get the component placed in panel (the source) at BorderLayout.SOUTH and remove the component and replace it with something else*/
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How about this?

I used the getParent() method of Component to get the parent container, and then used the remove() method of container to remove the current component... then I added a new component to that container...

Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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