Summary - EZPanel
About the FormatPanel.
FormatWorkbench has a number of FormatPanel examples..
EZPanel makes layout much easier to write initially, and vastly easier to modify..
Null Layout is Evil
You can set the layout manager to null but this is generally bad practice..
You know about the CardLayout.
I know the programmer is doing it because the don't understand layouts..
Alternate Layout Managers
The JGoodies offerings have some of the best layout tools..
Using values from the GridBagConstraints.
About BoxLayout alignment.
Invisible components can be added to a BoxLayout..
BoxLayout and Boxes
BoxLayout arranges components.
To add Components to a GridLayout.
How to use BorderLayout.
How to use FlowLayout?.
Create a new layout object and use the container's setLayout method to set the layout..