Container

Overview

The container is a control that contains child controls. It is possible to adjust its transparency, screen transition effects, borders and background style.

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Usage

Container
class ContainerSample extends Container{
@Override
public void initUI() {
try {
ImageControl logo = new ImageControl(new Image("path_of_your_logo_img"));
logo.scaleToFit = true;
logo.centerImage = true;
logo.transparentBackground = true;
add(logo, CENTER, CENTER, PARENTSIZE + 50, PARENTSIZE + 50);
} catch (ImageException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
} catch (IOException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}

Features of Container

Method

Some methods that are most commonly used

name

Description

add(Control control, int x, int y, int w, int h, Control relative);

add(Control control)

add(Control control, int x, int y) add(Control control, int x, int y, Control relative) add(Control control, int x, int y, int w, int h)

Adds the control on the screen where the parameter x is the positioning of the control in the container in relation to the x axis, the parameter y is the positioning of the control in the container in relation to the y axis, parameter w is the length of the component, parameter h represents the height of the component and the relative parameter is to change the reference of the control to add on the screen (by default the relative is the last control added).

setBackForeColors(Color back, Color fore)

Assigns the color of the back parameter to the container background and the color of the fore parameter to the forecolor of the container. It is interesting to remember that the children of the container inherit the characters of the same.

setBackColor(Color back);

Assigns the color of the back parameter to the container background

Referencies

You can see more information in javaDoc