Layout Management in GUI Designer

How can i use Absolute Layout with the GUI designer from IDEA. Basically i would like to place the items at fixed location in the gui designer something as in vb forms.
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Mum

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Absolute positioning is not supported.
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Maxim Shafirov
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How can i use Absolute Layout with the GUI designer from IDEA.
Basically i would like to place the items at fixed location in the gui
designer something as in vb forms.

Thanks

Mum



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Hello Maxim,

MS> Absolute positioning is not supported.

Fortunately :)
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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops BI
http://www.topsbi.ru


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Hi
Any workarounds that can be used for achieving the same.
Thanks

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Why don't you want to use a Layout Manager? It better than you knows how
to lay out components, because it knows the component's
minimum/preferred/maximum size at run-time, which may be different with
different look-and-feels and fonts.

Tom

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The reason is that for simple gui forms i would prefer to have the gui components at fixed distance say from the top left and they are of fixed size.No doubt layout mgrs are very powerful.
Mum

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Did you take a look at JFormDesigner?

Tom

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Thks
It looks pretty good.
But why can't the same be achieved from inside IDEA when we have such agood IDE for Java.
Mum

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