Chapter 5. Organizing Components

This chapter covers

  • Learning the various layout systems
  • Exploring the Layout class inheritance model
  • Exercising programmatic management of the CardLayout

When building an application, many developers struggle with how to organize their UI and which tools to use to get the job done. In this chapter, you’ll gain the necessary experience to be able to make these decisions in a more educated manner. We’ll explore all of the numerous layout models and identify some of the best practices and common issues that you’ll encounter.

The layout management schemes are responsible for the visual organization of widgets onscreen. They include simple layout schemes such as Fit, where a single child item of a Container

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