Totally Gridbag, dude!

One of my coworkers sent this link to me: http://madbean.com/blog/2004/17/totallygridbag.html. I found it hilarious; if you've written Swing code by hand you probably will too.

I don't want to start a flamewar here, but I really like the grid bag layout: it's the only way I can

Of course, I don't do what the animation shows: typing in source code to manipulate the layout directly. This is a perfect occasion for a tool. With NetBeans it's a breeze customizing gridbag layouts using their gridbag layout customizer. Experimenting with it is how I learned how the gridbag layout works, but even now that I know I prefer to use a tool to create layout code.

Comments:

Try JGoodies FormLayout. I can tell you that it's at least as good as gridBag. But with one difference. Much more f\*king easyer to use.

Posted by Dorel on September 29, 2004 at 08:20 PM PDT #

Tor, I was laughing my butt off on that animation. God it brings back pre-netbeans-gbl-layout memories :)

Posted by John Clingan on September 29, 2004 at 11:37 PM PDT #

seriously funny :)

Posted by gonzo on September 30, 2004 at 02:20 PM PDT #

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