I want a line of buttons down the side of a swing window. I got this code so far:

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;
class basic extends JFrame // implements ActionListener
{
 
 
    public basic()
   { 
       super("Till");
       setSize(600,500);
       setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
       setVisible(true);
 
       Container contentArea = getContentPane();
       contentArea.setBackground(Color.white);
       BorderLayout flowManager = new BorderLayout();
       contentArea.setLayout(flowManager);
 
       JPanel Left = new JPanel();
       contentArea.add(Left, BorderLayout.WEST);
       Left.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(400,getSize().height));
 
       JPanel Right= new JPanel();
       Right.setLayout(new BoxLayout(Right, BoxLayout.PAGE_AXIS));
       Right.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(200,getSize().height));
 
       ImageIcon cup = new ImageIcon("pics/pots.gif");
       JButton button1 = new JButton(cup);
  // button1.setBackground(false);
      button1.setBorderPainted(false);
      button1.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(111,51));
 
      ImageIcon BROC = new ImageIcon("pics/broc.gif");
      JButton button2 = new JButton(BROC);
 
      Right.add(button1);
      Right.add(button2);
      contentArea.add(Right, BorderLayout.EAST);
   }
 
   public static void main(String[]args)
   {
      basic eg = new basic();
   }
}

that leaves me with a thick blue border round the images (which are plain colours at the mo.) Like the picture is too small and you can see the default button round it. (pic attached). How do you get rid of that? And while i'm here, when that app first opens you can't see the right pane. Have to resize the window to see it.. how come?

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Well, when you click it, it'll do something. Show text hopefully, when I get to that bit.

where do I fit that code into my code iamthewee?

You should be able to just setBorder(null)

ImageIcon cup = new ImageIcon("pics/pots.gif");
       JButton button1 = new JButton(cup);
  // button1.setBackground(false);
      [B]button1.setBorder(null);[/B]
      button1.setBorderPainted(false);
      button1.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(111,51));

I've been thinking of a book, trouble is, you can't ask it questions. Like: Why would i need an event handler to get rid of the background bit of the button permantly?

Thanks you Ezzaral! It worked :D

Well, when you click it, it'll do something. Show text hopefully, when I get to that bit.

where do I fit that code into my code iamthewee?

Oppsie, I misunderstood you, I thought you was asking how to get your button to show text, i.e create an event handler. :D

ahh, no, I did that once and still have the code so'll i'll bring that in when I'm done with the rest of the layout. Hopefully...

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