Hey,

Guys and gulls i need help with the following asap.

I'm trying to code a checkers board in java and populate it with checkers and then paint this onto a JPanel. I then add the JPanel to my JFrame.

I am able to draw my checkers board and populate it with checkers. I do this by creating a class which extends JPanel. I then use the paint method to draw my board and checkers and then paint this onto the JPanal. I then have another class which creates the JFrame and adds the JPanel to it. However whenever I add the JPanel to the JFrame, the JPanel wont size to the size I set it at.

Below is my code. This one has really been racking my brains so help would greatly be appreciated.

Cheers

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



public class Board extends  JPanel
{   
    public Board()
    {
        this.setSize(200, 200);
    }

    public void paint(Graphics g) 
    {
        super.paint(g);

        int row; 
        int col; 
        int x,y; 
        String type = "";

        for ( row = 1; row < 9; row++ ) 
        {

            for ( col = 1; col < 9; col++) 
            {

                x=col * 50;
                y=row * 50;

                if ( (row % 2) == (col % 2) )
                {
                    g.setColor(Color.WHITE);
                    type = "white";
                }
                else
                {
                    g.setColor(Color.BLACK);
                    type = "black";             
                }

                g.fillRect(x, y, 50, 50);



                g.setColor(Color.RED);
                if (type == "black" && (row==1 || row ==2 || row==3))
                {
                    g.drawOval(x+5, y+5, 40, 40);
                    g.fillOval(x+5, y+5, 40, 40);
                }
                else if (type == "black" && (row==6 || row ==7 || row==8))
                {
                    g.setColor(Color.BLUE);
                    g.drawOval(x+5, y+5, 40, 40);
                    g.fillOval(x+5, y+5, 40, 40);
                }
            }
        }
    }

}

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


public class main extends JFrame
{


    public static void main(String args[]) 
    {
        Board ex = new Board();
        ex.setLayout(null);
        System.out.println(ex.getSize());

        JFrame frame = new JFrame();
        frame.setSize(600,600);
        frame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
        frame.add(ex);
        frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        frame.setVisible(true);
    }   

}

This is a pretty common mystery area, because different layout managers have different behaviour in terms of overriding the size to fit the layout. You may have better luck with setMinimumSize(...)

@rossi1114:

i can't understand your problem
will you please tell me what actually you want your output?
your code is working perfectly, so what's your demand?