I would like to make a window with a given size, and a scrollable textarea to a given place within.
When I tried the same with a button instead of textarea, it was no problem: make a JFrame, put a JPanel inside, put a JButton on the panel. Then call
myPanel.setLayout = null to kill the layout manager, and
myButton.setBounds(...) to place the button where I want.
The problem is, I tried to use a JScrollPane and a JTextArea in the same way, but setting
myScrollPane.setLayout = null makes the scrollbar not appear. If I do use the layout manager, the scrollbar does appear, but the attempts to force the placement usually ended in strange results.
Do you have any idea how to fix it?