AWT LayoutManager Interface


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Introduction

The interfaceLayoutManager is used to define the interface for classes that know how to lay out Containers.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.awt.LayoutManager interface:

public interface LayoutManager

Interface methods

S.N.Method & Description
1

void addLayoutComponent(String name, Component comp)

If the layout manager uses a per-component string, adds the component comp to the layout, associating it with the string specified by name.

2

void layoutContainer(Container parent)

Lays out the specified container.

3

Dimension minimumLayoutSize(Container parent)

Calculates the minimum size dimensions for the specified container, given the components it contains.

4

Dimension preferredLayoutSize(Container parent)

Calculates the preferred size dimensions for the specified container, given the components it contains.

5

void removeLayoutComponent(Component comp)

Removes the specified component from the layout.


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