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Offline h3ckboy

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« Posted 2012-06-22 22:36:11 »

Hello, so I have this JFrame, and on one computer it worked fine, but when I transferred my project over to another computer it started to have issues, sometimes it would work like a charm without a hitch, and others setPreferredSize() doesn't work, so it creates a JFrame that is the minimum size and them crashes because of things that depend on window size.

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-06-22 22:53:37 »

Different OSs, or just different machines?

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Offline 65K
« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-06-23 06:27:15 »

"sometimes it works" is a key phrase for threading issues, maybe improper dealing with threads.

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Offline h3ckboy

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-06-23 07:28:18 »

both are windows 7.

Yes, I am using multiple threads, but all thread related code is after this line.
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #4 - Posted 2012-06-23 08:42:47 »

The contents (component/jpanel/wat), are they changing in run?

Offline h3ckboy

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2012-06-23 09:35:06 »

What do you mean changing? I am adding components to it if thats what you mean.
Offline Waterwolf

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2012-06-23 10:10:43 »

What works for me is calling setSize and setPreferredSize both with same value.
Offline Nate

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2012-06-23 10:55:01 »

I always only call setSize() or pack().

Offline nsigma
« Reply #8 - Posted 2012-06-23 11:01:27 »

What about adding a JPanel to the JFrame, calling setPreferredSize() on the panel, and pack() on the frame.  Then add your components to the panel.  It's normally the panel you want a particular size anyway, not the window.

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Offline h3ckboy

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2012-06-23 13:41:41 »

Waterwolf's method worked like a charm,

thank you all for your help Smiley
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