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BorderLayout Pane

BorderLayout Pane
 * Copyright (c) 2000 David Flanagan. All rights reserved. This code is from the
 * book Java Examples in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition. It is provided AS-IS, WITHOUT
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import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

public class BorderLayoutPane extends JPanel {
  String[] borders = { "North", "East", "South", "West", "Center" };

  public BorderLayoutPane() {
    // Use a BorderLayout with 10-pixel margins between components
    this.setLayout(new BorderLayout(10, 10));
    for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) { // Add children to the pane
      this.add(new JButton(borders[i]), // Add this component
          borders[i]); // Using this constraint

  public static void main(String[] a) {
    JFrame f = new JFrame();
    f.addWindowListener(new WindowAdapter() {
      public void windowClosing(WindowEvent e) {

    f.setContentPane(new BorderLayoutPane());


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