I am in the final stages of completing my assignment (urlybird) and am having a problem with swing that I can not figure out. I am following the patterns set out in the monkhouse/cam book using the common 'ConfigOptions' panel in both the server window and the client config dialog. My client config dialog works well... my server window works well in that it shows the menu, status bar, buttons, etc but not the 'ConfigOptions' panel which contains my file name and port number fields. I.e. everything renders perfectly but my panel is missing completely.
If I put in a button where the configOptions are supposed to go, the button renders perfectly. I am not new to java but very new to swing and have no idea on how to start debugging problems like this. Any ideas on where to start?