Everyone seems to have an opinion on which layout manager to use and how to use it. The good news is that by following some simple guidelines, you will be able to create a user interface more efficiently. In addition to this efficiency, you will also gain a better design with flexibility and openness.
Do Not Be Afraid of XYLayout Conversion
Although XYLayout manager is a specific manager to JBuilder, it is important to realize that it is a great stepping stone to move you, ultimately to the GridBagLayout. In most cases, you will be able to create a user interface using XYLayout and conversion in a quarter of the time it would take you to create a GridBagLayout.
As long as you follow a few simple rules, your conversion to ...