GUI design

Not actually a criticism of IntelliJ:
But GUUI IDEs need to get around Java's weird Layout manager..

eg I want to add a few buttons

in Borlands JBuilder I could add the buttons and then set them same-size,  left aligned -  isnt that what everyone wants?

in Netbeans the Buttons each can suddenly zoom independently to some weird connection with panel sides - one ends up with buttons that are ALMOST identical - ugh.

in IntelliJ I cant even add a bunch of Panels and resize them - I suppose I can somehow, but Vita Brevis Est.

If I do spend the time finding out how to add a bunch of resizeable panels, is there an optiopn to align buttons, and will they remain the same size?

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Hello ct,

It actually makes sense to learn how Java layout managers work. You won't
find a single fixed-size dialog in IntelliJ IDEA - and in Visual Studio,
which uses a more "traditional" approarch to UI component layout, you'll
find plenty of those.

The question of "is there an option to align the buttons" doesn't really
make sense with the Java approach. There is no option not to align the buttons.

And yes, it's possible to make the buttons remain the same size.

Not actually a criticism of IntelliJ:
But GUUI IDEs need to get around Java's weird Layout manager..
eg I want to add a few buttons

in Borlands JBuilder I could add the buttons and then set them
same-size,  left aligned -  isnt that what everyone wants?

in Netbeans the Buttons each can suddenly zoom independently to some
weird connection with panel sides - one ends up with buttons that are
ALMOST identical - ugh.

in IntelliJ I cant even add a bunch of Panels and resize them - I
suppose I can somehow, but Vita Brevis Est.

If I do spend the time finding out how to add a bunch of resizeable
panels, is there an optiopn to align buttons, and will they remain the
same size?


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