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FlowLayout Pane

FlowLayout 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.Dimension;
import java.awt.FlowLayout;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

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

public class FlowLayoutPane extends JPanel {
  public FlowLayoutPane() {
    // Use a FlowLayout layout manager. Left justify rows.
    // Leave 10 pixels of horizontal and vertical space between components.
    this.setLayout(new FlowLayout(FlowLayout.LEFT, 10, 10));

    // Add some buttons to demonstrate the layout.
    String spaces = ""; // Used to make the buttons different
    for (int i = 1; i <= 9; i++) {
      this.add(new JButton("Button #" + i + spaces));
      spaces += " ";

    // Give ourselves a default size
    this.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(500, 200));
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame();
    frame.addWindowListener(new WindowAdapter() {
      public void windowClosing(WindowEvent e) {

    frame.getContentPane().add(new FlowLayoutPane(), BorderLayout.CENTER);
    // Finally, set the size of the main window, and pop it up.
    frame.setSize(600, 400);


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