I am in the process of creating a Java app and would like to have a bar
on the bottom of the app, in which I display a text bar and a status (progress) bar.
Only I can't seem to find the control in NetBeans neither do I know the code to create in manually.
Thank you so much for helping!
Create a JFrame or JPanel with a BorderLayout, give it something like a BevelBorder or line border so it is seperated off from the rest of the content and then add the status panel at BorderLayout.SOUTH.
JFrame frame = new JFrame(); frame.setLayout(new BorderLayout()); frame.setSize(200, 200); // create the status bar panel and shove it down the bottom of the frame JPanel statusPanel = new JPanel(); statusPanel.setBorder(new BevelBorder(BevelBorder.LOWERED)); frame.add(statusPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH); statusPanel.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(frame.getWidth(), 16)); statusPanel.setLayout(new BoxLayout(statusPanel, BoxLayout.X_AXIS)); JLabel statusLabel = new JLabel("status"); statusLabel.setHorizontalAlignment(SwingConstants.LEFT); statusPanel.add(statusLabel); frame.setVisible(true);
Here is the result of the above status bar code on my machine: