Mike Lipay wrote:I read the AbstractAction on the Sun site, but the super("Save") just isn't making sense.
I can't find anything that explains the "@" statement, I know I use it in my existing code, but to be frank I lifted that from someone else's code on JavaRanch, with no understanding as to what "@" does. At first I thought is was a comment, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
Also, I understand your comments on using a layout manager, but I prefer to place the objects myself so that they blend in with the background images. Also, there is additional design (fields, etc.) that will be added, and the existing flow managers just aren't flexible enough to handle what I want to do.
This is a learning application, as well as my first attempt to create anything in Java. It was sparked by my current version of FileMaker not compatible with Apples next OS, and my lack of desire to spend a couple hundred to upgrade to the next version for three databases that I use locally. When I first purchased FM my needs were far more complex than they are now.
Mike Lipay wrote:I wish there was a "beginning" area for things like SWING. The beginning forum tells me to come here, here everyone assumes I am more advanced than I am. I find Sun's API a bit difficult to read, like diving into a chemical properties book before you're taken Chemistry 201.