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Layout Manager Summary

Layout Manager Description Example
BorderLayout Components divided into regions
north, south, east and west.
Central work area with peripheral button
CardLayout Controls visibility of a number of
components - can move an item
to the top or bottom of a pile.
A stack of tabbed folders.
A spiral bound note-pad.
FlowLayout Fills container from left to right
and from top to bottom.
Simple layouts with similar sized components.
GridLayout Programmers place components
within a grid, all cells are the
same size.
A Calendar
GridBagLayout Complicated and flexible placement of components
in a grid
Most form based user interfaces.