Name: el35337 Date: 09/16/98
There are two specific problems with grid bag.
1) If a JComboBox and a JTextField are placed
side-by-side in two different columns (with
equal weights), the JComboBox always gets more
horizontal space than the JTextField. This is
because grid bag uses preferred size instead
of minimum size.
2) If there are two columns with equal weights
and one column has a fixed width component,
then the column with the fixed width component
will always be that much wider. When a column
has a non-zero weight then only the weight
should be used to size the column.
I realize that this goes against the stated
behavior of GridBagLayout, but these enhancements
would really simplify creating layouts with the
Swing components. Perhaps a new grid bag class
(Review ID: 38809)