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Old August 20th, 2003, 02:42 PM
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I'm very new to Java and would like to make a simple GUI. It should have a text message and two buttons: one that closes the window, and one that opens a file on my hard drive. My question is what kind of object would be best suited to this purpose: JFrame, Window, JDialog, etc. Thanks in advance!

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Sample of what you want?
Try using JFrame,JButton,JPanel, or try this codes and see.

//import java's core pakage
import java.awt.*;

//import java's extensive pakage
import javax.swing.*;

//class definition
public class SimpleGui extends JFrame {

  JButton cbtn; //close button
  JButton obtn; //open button
  JPanel panel;

  //setting the GUI window
  public SimpleGui() {
    super("Simple GUI");
    Container c = getContentPane();
    c.setLayout(new BorderLayout());

    panel = new JPanel();
    panel.setLayout(new FlowLayout());

    cbtn = new JButton("Open");

    obtn = new JButton("Close");

    c.add(panel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);


  public static void main(String args[]) {

    SimpleGui sg = new SimpleGui();


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