import java.awt.Color;

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

public class Testing extends JFrame {

	public static void main(String[] args){
		SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
			public void run(){
				new Testing();

	private Testing(){

	private void launch(){
		setBounds(200, 200, 300, 300);

		JPanel topPanel = new JPanel();
		topPanel.setSize(getWidth(), getHeight()/9);		
		JButton t = new JButton("top");

		JPanel bottomPanel = new JPanel();
		JButton b = new JButton("bottom");

I'm still kinda new at this JPanel stuff, but why are my 2 JPanels overlapping? I mean the colors are split up perfectly, but the buttons come up one over the other when I hover the mouse over them even though I add each button to there own panel...

If you resize the window, you can see why....

I think I have to set the origin for the 2nd panel below the edge of the 1st panel right? I tried to use the x and y parts of bottomPanel.setBounds(int x, int y, int height, int width), but it seems to just ignore it...

Any suggestions?

Layouts are your friends

add(topPanel, BorderLayout.NORTH);

You should have go on these tutorials

Awesome.. Thanks. It works :)

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