X-Axis Alignment : BoxLayout « Swing « Java Tutorial

X-Axis Alignment
import java.awt.Component;
import java.awt.Container;
import java.awt.GridLayout;

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

public class XAxisAlignY {
  private static Container layoutComponents(String title, float alignment) {
    String labels[] = { "-", "-", "-" };

    JPanel container = new JPanel();
    BoxLayout layout = new BoxLayout(container, BoxLayout.X_AXIS);
    for (int i = 0, n = labels.length; i < n; i++) {
      JButton button = new JButton(labels[i]);
    return container;

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Alignment Example");

    Container panel1 = layoutComponents("Top", Component.TOP_ALIGNMENT);
    Container panel2 = layoutComponents("Center", Component.CENTER_ALIGNMENT);
    Container panel3 = layoutComponents("Bottom", Component.BOTTOM_ALIGNMENT);

    frame.setLayout(new GridLayout(1, 3));

    frame.setSize(400, 150);

14.87.1.Using a BoxLayout ManagerUsing a BoxLayout Manager
14.87.2.Creating a BoxLayoutCreating a BoxLayout
14.87.3.A Simple BoxLayout TestA Simple BoxLayout Test
14.87.4.Struts and GlueStruts and Glue
14.87.5.Y-Axis AlignmentY-Axis Alignment
14.87.6.X-Axis AlignmentX-Axis Alignment
14.87.7.Drawing Borders Within a BoxLayout-Managed ContainerDrawing Borders Within a BoxLayout-Managed Container
14.87.8.Separating Components in a Row or Column
14.87.9.Glue spreads the components as far apart as possible.
14.87.10.Strut spreads the components apart by a fixed distance
14.87.11.Laying Out Components in a Row or Column
14.87.12.A vertical box container arranges the components top-to-bottom aligned in their preferred sizes.
14.87.13.Vertical BoxLayout-managed container
14.87.14.Align your components in horizontal or vertical layout
14.87.15.BoxLayout: set a rigid area among our components.