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Old 03-24-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy JAVA text boxes does not show

hi guys. I am new to java and I have problems with my java codes. I have problem adding text box after each label ID Code, Weight, Rate, Price Charge, it does not show when i run the code. Also, I am trying to make the prceCharge field to display the amount with the dollar sign in the box, not sure if the code is right.

the ouput should be like this:

Fee Calculator
ID Code: [Text Box]
Weight: [Text Box]
Rate: [$1.02]
Price Charge: [$ ]

import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.*; //Needed for swing components 

public class PayrollApplication extends JFrame
implements ActionListener
//declare your instance objects here
JPanel mainPanel = new JPanel();
JLabel label1 = new JLabel("Fee Calculator");
JLabel IDcode = new JLabel("ID Code: ");
JLabel Weight = new JLabel ("Weight: ");
JLabel Rate = new JLabel ("Rate: ");
JLabel priceCharge = new JLabel ("Price Charge: ");
JTextField label1Field = new JTextField(20);
JTextField IDCodeField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField WeighttField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField RatetField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField PricetField = new JTextField(20);
JButton calculateButton = new JButton("Calculate Shipping Fee");
JTextArea outputTextArea = new JTextArea(5, 20);
JScrollPane outputScrollPane = new JScrollPane(outputTextArea); //For scroll bars around text area

Font bigFont = new Font("Times New Roman", Font.BOLD, 28);

// This is the first method called in a application
//We will create an object of ourselves to call the
//constructor and then set the default close operation for the frame
public static void main(String[] args)

PayrollApplication basicGUI = new PayrollApplication();

}//end of main

//This is the constructor for this class. It will be called from main
//It will set up our GUI panel with needed components
//and set up appropriate event listening
public PayrollApplication()
//call the superclass' constructor and send a title
super("Fee Calculator");

//add GUI components to the appropriate container
JTextField IDCodeField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField WeighttField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField RatetField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField priceChargetField = new JTextField(20);

//add the JPanel to the JFrame

//call the listener method

//set the properties of the JFrame for display
this.setSize(300, 500);
}//end of constructor

//use to register the components to the action listener
public void addListeners()

//Retrieve and convert text fields and calculate and display the gross pay
public void addPerformed(ActionEvent evt)
double Weight = 0,Rate,priceCharge;
Rate = 0.12;
priceCharge = (Weight * Rate);
String sign = "$";

String.format("%s%2d", sign, Rate, priceCharge);

}//end of class
Old 03-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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It is a homework question, so we will only help you to find the answer yourself. Do no expect direct answers, the homeworks are there to teach you something.

For your missing elements, take one of the ones that does show and one of the ones that doesn't. Compare all places in the code when they appear.
Old 03-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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These declarations within your constructor overwrite those declared as class members:
public PayrollApplication()
JTextField IDCodeField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField WeighttField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField RatetField = new JTextField(20);
JTextField priceChargetField = new JTextField(20);
Also, you will need to add these JTextFields to the JFrame, or better yet, add both the JLabel and JTextFields to a JPanel, and then add this JPanel to the JFrame.


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