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How would I do this in Swing?

 
Robert Paris
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I want to do what this swing app does on the left side with those "tablets". (i.e. "Tasks," "Favorites," "History," and "Help" ). How would I do this? What classes would I use/configure?
http://java.sun.com/products/jfc/tsc/sightings/S02/jdiskreport/startpanel.gif
 
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I would guess those are JInternalFrames with a custom look-and-feel.
 
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There is one here:
http://www.jidesoft.com/products/component.htm
but it looks like it costs some $$$. It's called a collapsible pane - maybe do some googling for a free implementation if you don't want to buy it.
I did see this before:
http://www.mindspring.com/~tkdalton/components.html
He calls it a floating bar frame. Not the same, I know, but maybe an option if you're on a budget.
If you find something good and cheap, let us know!
Brian
 
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Also, that screenshot is from one of the apps from JGoodies.com - maybe check ther and see if he has released the source. if not, you can probably buy it from him too. he's a great guy. Check out the free look and feels he has - they are sweet.
brian
 
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