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Get Point For Centering

 * $Id:,v 1.16 2009/05/25 16:37:52 kschaefe Exp $
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import java.awt.GraphicsConfiguration;
import java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment;
import java.awt.Insets;
import java.awt.Point;
import java.awt.Rectangle;
import java.awt.Toolkit;
import java.awt.Window;

 * Encapsulates various utilities for windows (ie: <code>Frame</code> and
 * <code>Dialog</code> objects and descendants, in particular).
 * @author Richard Bair
public class Utils {
  public static Point getPointForCentering(Window window) {
    Rectangle usableBounds = getUsableDeviceBounds(window);
    int screenWidth = usableBounds.width;
    int screenHeight = usableBounds.height;
    int width = window.getWidth();
    int height = window.getHeight();
    return new Point(((screenWidth - width) / 2) + usableBounds.x,
            ((screenHeight - height) / 2) + usableBounds.y);
   * <p>
   * Returns the <code>Point</code> at which a window should be placed to
   * center that window on the screen.
   * </p>
   * <p>
   * Some thought was taken as to whether to implement a method such as this,
   * or to simply make a method that, given a window, will center it.  It was
   * decided that it is better to not alter an object within a method.
   * </p>
   * @param window The window to calculate the center point for.  This object
   *               can not be null.
   * @return the <code>Point</code> at which the window should be placed to
   *         center that window on the screen.

  private static Rectangle getUsableDeviceBounds(Window window) {
      Window owner = window.getOwner();
      GraphicsConfiguration gc = null;
      if (owner == null) {
          gc = GraphicsEnvironment.getLocalGraphicsEnvironment()
      } else {
          gc = owner.getGraphicsConfiguration();
      Insets insets = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenInsets(gc);
      Rectangle bounds = gc.getBounds();
      bounds.x += insets.left;
      bounds.y +=;
      bounds.width -= (insets.left + insets.right);
      bounds.height -= ( + insets.bottom);
      return bounds;


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