Hi again.I was just wondering about different layouts I can use with swing and I just came accross a sample program at http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/layout/spring.html anyways there was this example program that I just couldn't find the error.Anyhelp would be welcomed.

The error it is giving is cannot find symbol variable springutilities

/*
 * A 1.4 application that uses SpringLayout to create a forms-type layout.
 * Other files required: SpringUtilities.java.
 */

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class SpringForm {
	/**
	 * Create the GUI and show it.  For thread safety,
	 * this method should be invoked from the
	 * event-dispatching thread.
	 */
	private static void createAndShowGUI() {
		String[] labels = {"Name: ", "Fax: ", "Email: ", "Address: "};
		int numPairs = labels.length;

		//Create and populate the panel.
		JPanel p = new JPanel(new SpringLayout());
		for (int i = 0; i < numPairs; i++) {
			JLabel l = new JLabel(labels[i], JLabel.TRAILING);
			p.add(l);
			JTextField textField = new JTextField(10);
			l.setLabelFor(textField);
			p.add(textField);
		}

		//Lay out the panel.
		SpringUtilities.makeCompactGrid(p,
									    numPairs, 2, //rows, cols
									    6, 6,		//initX, initY
									    6, 6);	   //xPad, yPad

		//Make sure we have nice window decorations.
		JFrame.setDefaultLookAndFeelDecorated(true);

		//Create and set up the window.
		JFrame frame = new JFrame("SpringForm");
		frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);

		//Set up the content pane.
		p.setOpaque(true);  //content panes must be opaque
		frame.setContentPane(p);

		//Display the window.
		frame.pack();
		frame.setVisible(true);
	}

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		//Schedule a job for the event-dispatching thread:
		//creating and showing this application's GUI.
		javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
			public void run() {
				createAndShowGUI();
			}
		});
	}
}

SORRY OK I FOUND OUT MY MISTAKE!!!I just forgot to compile the other code they gave out which is below.You first have to compile this to compile the one above.Sorry...


The code is a following------>

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.SpringLayout;
import java.awt.*;

/**
 * A 1.4 file that provides utility methods for
 * creating form- or grid-style layouts with SpringLayout.
 * These utilities are used by several programs, such as
 * SpringBox and SpringCompactGrid.
 */
public class SpringUtilities {
    /**
     * A debugging utility that prints to stdout the component's
     * minimum, preferred, and maximum sizes.
     */
    public static void printSizes(Component c) {
        System.out.println("minimumSize = " + c.getMinimumSize());
        System.out.println("preferredSize = " + c.getPreferredSize());
        System.out.println("maximumSize = " + c.getMaximumSize());
    }

    /**
     * Aligns the first <code>rows</code> * <code>cols</code>
     * components of <code>parent</code> in
     * a grid. Each component is as big as the maximum
     * preferred width and height of the components.
     * The parent is made just big enough to fit them all.
     *
     * @param rows number of rows
     * @param cols number of columns
     * @param initialX x location to start the grid at
     * @param initialY y location to start the grid at
     * @param xPad x padding between cells
     * @param yPad y padding between cells
     */
    public static void makeGrid(Container parent,
                                int rows, int cols,
                                int initialX, int initialY,
                                int xPad, int yPad) {
        SpringLayout layout;
        try {
            layout = (SpringLayout)parent.getLayout();
        } catch (ClassCastException exc) {
            System.err.println("The first argument to makeGrid must use SpringLayout.");
            return;
        }

        Spring xPadSpring = Spring.constant(xPad);
        Spring yPadSpring = Spring.constant(yPad);
        Spring initialXSpring = Spring.constant(initialX);
        Spring initialYSpring = Spring.constant(initialY);
        int max = rows * cols;

        //Calculate Springs that are the max of the width/height so that all
        //cells have the same size.
        Spring maxWidthSpring = layout.getConstraints(parent.getComponent(0)).
                                    getWidth();
        Spring maxHeightSpring = layout.getConstraints(parent.getComponent(0)).
                                    getWidth();
        for (int i = 1; i < max; i++) {
            SpringLayout.Constraints cons = layout.getConstraints(
                                            parent.getComponent(i));

            maxWidthSpring = Spring.max(maxWidthSpring, cons.getWidth());
            maxHeightSpring = Spring.max(maxHeightSpring, cons.getHeight());
        }

        //Apply the new width/height Spring. This forces all the
        //components to have the same size.
        for (int i = 0; i < max; i++) {
            SpringLayout.Constraints cons = layout.getConstraints(
                                            parent.getComponent(i));

            cons.setWidth(maxWidthSpring);
            cons.setHeight(maxHeightSpring);
        }

        //Then adjust the x/y constraints of all the cells so that they
        //are aligned in a grid.
        SpringLayout.Constraints lastCons = null;
        SpringLayout.Constraints lastRowCons = null;
        for (int i = 0; i < max; i++) {
            SpringLayout.Constraints cons = layout.getConstraints(
                                                 parent.getComponent(i));
            if (i % cols == 0) { //start of new row
                lastRowCons = lastCons;
                cons.setX(initialXSpring);
            } else { //x position depends on previous component
                cons.setX(Spring.sum(lastCons.getConstraint(SpringLayout.EAST),
                                     xPadSpring));
            }

            if (i / cols == 0) { //first row
                cons.setY(initialYSpring);
            } else { //y position depends on previous row
                cons.setY(Spring.sum(lastRowCons.getConstraint(SpringLayout.SOUTH),
                                     yPadSpring));
            }
            lastCons = cons;
        }

        //Set the parent's size.
        SpringLayout.Constraints pCons = layout.getConstraints(parent);
        pCons.setConstraint(SpringLayout.SOUTH,
                            Spring.sum(
                                Spring.constant(yPad),
                                lastCons.getConstraint(SpringLayout.SOUTH)));
        pCons.setConstraint(SpringLayout.EAST,
                            Spring.sum(
                                Spring.constant(xPad),
                                lastCons.getConstraint(SpringLayout.EAST)));
    }

    /* Used by makeCompactGrid. */
    private static SpringLayout.Constraints getConstraintsForCell(
                                                int row, int col,
                                                Container parent,
                                                int cols) {
        SpringLayout layout = (SpringLayout) parent.getLayout();
        Component c = parent.getComponent(row * cols + col);
        return layout.getConstraints(c);
    }

    /**
     * Aligns the first <code>rows</code> * <code>cols</code>
     * components of <code>parent</code> in
     * a grid. Each component in a column is as wide as the maximum
     * preferred width of the components in that column;
     * height is similarly determined for each row.
     * The parent is made just big enough to fit them all.
     *
     * @param rows number of rows
     * @param cols number of columns
     * @param initialX x location to start the grid at
     * @param initialY y location to start the grid at
     * @param xPad x padding between cells
     * @param yPad y padding between cells
     */
    public static void makeCompactGrid(Container parent,
                                       int rows, int cols,
                                       int initialX, int initialY,
                                       int xPad, int yPad) {
        SpringLayout layout;
        try {
            layout = (SpringLayout)parent.getLayout();
        } catch (ClassCastException exc) {
            System.err.println("The first argument to makeCompactGrid must use SpringLayout.");
            return;
        }

        //Align all cells in each column and make them the same width.
        Spring x = Spring.constant(initialX);
        for (int c = 0; c < cols; c++) {
            Spring width = Spring.constant(0);
            for (int r = 0; r < rows; r++) {
                width = Spring.max(width,
                                   getConstraintsForCell(r, c, parent, cols).
                                       getWidth());
            }
            for (int r = 0; r < rows; r++) {
                SpringLayout.Constraints constraints =
                        getConstraintsForCell(r, c, parent, cols);
                constraints.setX(x);
                constraints.setWidth(width);
            }
            x = Spring.sum(x, Spring.sum(width, Spring.constant(xPad)));
        }

        //Align all cells in each row and make them the same height.
        Spring y = Spring.constant(initialY);
        for (int r = 0; r < rows; r++) {
            Spring height = Spring.constant(0);
            for (int c = 0; c < cols; c++) {
                height = Spring.max(height,
                                    getConstraintsForCell(r, c, parent, cols).
                                        getHeight());
            }
            for (int c = 0; c < cols; c++) {
                SpringLayout.Constraints constraints =
                        getConstraintsForCell(r, c, parent, cols);
                constraints.setY(y);
                constraints.setHeight(height);
            }
            y = Spring.sum(y, Spring.sum(height, Spring.constant(yPad)));
        }

        //Set the parent's size.
        SpringLayout.Constraints pCons = layout.getConstraints(parent);
        pCons.setConstraint(SpringLayout.SOUTH, y);
        pCons.setConstraint(SpringLayout.EAST, x);
    }
}
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