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  1. #1
    Robert Guest

    cardLayout question


    Hi,
    How do I change a card panel in various places in my code.
    The places I would like to add this action are in the following blocks of
    code : a WindowEvent(windowClosing) , a method that is called when a button
    is clicked, and an instanceof MenuItem.

    After much stuggle with the CardLayout using AWT I have managed to add several
    images to theCardLayout and can be display them with:
    ((CardLayout)cards.getLayout()).show(cards, anigif);
    or ((CardLayout)cards.getLayout()).show(cards, guitargif);
    The gui is a Frame to which images(to the default panel I guess) are painted
    (to the default panel I guess), and a panel added (East) nesting 2 panels
    using GridLayout. One of these nested panels is the card panel in question
    (cards). A class displaying animated gifs used to display the gifs in their
    respective panels :the first card is guitargif, the second is anigif.

    My question is this, how do I adapt the code so that various
    actions perform this ? It only seems to work with the constructor.
    My code is probably 1.1 (?) and I am testing it using java 1.3.

    I am have tried adding ((CardLayout)cards.getLayout()).show(cards, anigif);
    to various places in the rest of the code, and though it compiles I get
    a java.lang.NullPointerException upon execution. I have also tried it with
    methods ie.
    showCard1()
    {
    ((CardLayout)cards.getLayout()).show(cards, anigif);//anigif is a String
    }
    etc...

    The full code for the main class is at www.pathcom.com/~robertle/CardQuestion.html
    with relevent code in bold.

    Here is a fragment:
    final static String anigif = "gif display";
    final static String guitargif = "guitar pic display";
    Panel pan;
    Panel cards;
    final static CardLayout cardLayout = new CardLayout();
    ...
    cards.setLayout(cardLayout);
    cards.add(anigif, imcan);
    guitar guitarPic = new guitar();//gif display class
    cards.add(guitargif, guitarPic);//gif display class
    ((CardLayout)cards.getLayout()).show(cards, anigif);
    pan.add("East", cards);
    ...

    ((CardLayout)cards.getLayout()).show(cards, anigif)
    Many thanks,
    Rob

  2. #2
    Robert Guest

    Re: cardLayout question


    note: I have moved servers and the pathcom web and email address is no longer
    valid. If you would like to help and need to see more code please email
    me.
    thanks,
    Robert

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