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Randall Twede
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i created a class that extends JPanel, and added a JComboBox to it. i (hopefully) made them the same size like so:

i then have another JPanel with a 2X2 GridLayout with JLabels in the top row and StandardColorSelector's in the second row. the Jlables are left aligned , but the StandardColorSelector's are centered. i tried to left align them like so:
private StandardColorSelector backcolor = new StandardColorSelector();
private StandardColorSelector forecolor = new StandardColorSelector();
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forecolor.setAlignmentX(LEFT_ALIGNMENT);
backcolor.setAlignmentX(LEFT_ALIGNMENT);
but it doesnt work
i also tried this:

and this:

[ February 16, 2004: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]
 
Nathan Pruett
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The problem is that the panels that hold the comboboxes are by default using FlowLayout, and FlowLayout by default is centered. You can change this by adding the line -

to StandardColorSelector's constructor.
 
Randall Twede
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Nathan,
thanks, thats what i needed. i set it outside the class, but it worked.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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