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When I run the following code I just see an empy frame no text. Please explain why?

[ January 14, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
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You need to look at TextArea's default drawing behavior, and also look at how LayoutManagers work to get a better sense of how to do what you want to do.
Your basic problem is that you aren't setting a layout manager for your panel, so it's using the default which is FlowLayout, then you are adding three TextAreas with a HUGE font size, which makes these areas HUGE by default, and they are placed in a horizontal row from left to right...right of the right side of the Frame so you can't see them. I'd suggest you try using a TextField instead of a TextArea and compare the difference in screen real estate each component takes up.
I made a few minor changes to this code and at least now you can see stuff on the screen. Compare it to your code and see what is different.

Good luck!


[ January 11, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]
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Rob has some good points. But you want to make a minimal changes to get something working, set the size of the text areas, as in
new TextArea(1,15)
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