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Message dialog box displaying behind the main frame

 
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Hi folks, i have an application that consists of a main Jframe, a parent JPanel(serves as the background to the main frame) and a child JPanel(placed inside the parent JPanel). The problem is that each time i click on a button(in the child Jpanel) to display a message dialog box(created from the JOptionPane class), the message dialog box goes behind the main JFrame. i want the message dialog box to be displayed on the child JPanel so that i wont have to minimize the main JFrame window before responding on the message dialog box. Does anyone have an idea how i resolve this problem
 
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Actually I think you need to paste some code of yours because normally this wouldn't happen.
 
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a parent JPanel(serves as the background to the main frame)


A JFrame's contentPane is already a JPanel. There's no need to duplicate it.
 
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