How do I force a
java.awt.Button to resize to the size I want, instead of packing according to the size of its string label? Itried
button.setSize(x,y) but it didn’t work.
The easiest way to force the size of the button when packed is to subclass
Button and override the
getPreferredSize() method. However, it’s not the most elegant solution. You should change your container’s layout manager to one better suited for fixed placement. The most extreme solution is to set the layout manager to null and use
setLocation() to explicitly place your button and
setSize() to explicitly size it.