JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

java.awt
Interface LayoutManager

All Known Subinterfaces:
LayoutManager2
All Known Implementing Classes:
GridLayout, FlowLayout, ViewportLayout, ScrollPaneLayout, BasicOptionPaneUI.ButtonAreaLayout, BasicTabbedPaneUI.TabbedPaneLayout, BasicInternalFrameTitlePane.TitlePaneLayout, BasicScrollBarUI, BasicInternalFrameUI.InternalFrameLayout, BasicComboBoxUI.ComboBoxLayoutManager, BasicSplitPaneDivider.DividerLayout

public interface LayoutManager

Defines the interface for classes that know how to layout Containers.

See Also:
Container

Method Summary
 void addLayoutComponent(String name, Component comp)
          Adds the specified component with the specified name to the layout.
 void layoutContainer(Container parent)
          Lays out the container in the specified panel.
 Dimension minimumLayoutSize(Container parent)
          Calculates the minimum size dimensions for the specified panel given the components in the specified parent container.
 Dimension preferredLayoutSize(Container parent)
          Calculates the preferred size dimensions for the specified panel given the components in the specified parent container.
 void removeLayoutComponent(Component comp)
          Removes the specified component from the layout.
 

Method Detail

addLayoutComponent

public void addLayoutComponent(String name,
                               Component comp)
Adds the specified component with the specified name to the layout.
Parameters:
name - the component name
comp - the component to be added

removeLayoutComponent

public void removeLayoutComponent(Component comp)
Removes the specified component from the layout.
Parameters:
comp - the component to be removed

preferredLayoutSize

public Dimension preferredLayoutSize(Container parent)
Calculates the preferred size dimensions for the specified panel given the components in the specified parent container.
Parameters:
parent - the component to be laid out
See Also:
minimumLayoutSize(java.awt.Container)

minimumLayoutSize

public Dimension minimumLayoutSize(Container parent)
Calculates the minimum size dimensions for the specified panel given the components in the specified parent container.
Parameters:
parent - the component to be laid out
See Also:
preferredLayoutSize(java.awt.Container)

layoutContainer

public void layoutContainer(Container parent)
Lays out the container in the specified panel.
Parameters:
parent - the component which needs to be laid out

JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

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