How to add JTable in JPanel with null layout?

If you are working with Java Swing and you want to add a JTable to a JPanel with a null layout, there are a few steps you need to follow. In this article, we'll explore how to achieve this by discussing the necessary code and providing examples.


In Java Swing, a JPanel is a container that can hold various components. By default, a JPanel uses a layout manager to position and size its components. However, if you want to have more control over the placement of components, you can set the layout manager to null.


To add a JTable to a JPanel with a null layout, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Create an instance of the JTable class.
  2. Create an instance of the JScrollPane class and pass the JTable as a parameter.
  3. Set the bounds of the JScrollPane to specify its position and size within the JPanel.
  4. Add the JScrollPane to the JPanel.

Here is an example that demonstrates how to add a JTable to a JPanel with a null layout:

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class JTableExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        JFrame frame = new JFrame();

        JPanel panel = new JPanel(null);
        panel.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(400, 300));

        String[] columnNames = {"Name", "Age", "Country"};
        Object[][] data = {
                {"John", 25, "USA"},
                {"Alice", 30, "Canada"},
                {"Bob", 20, "UK"}

        JTable table = new JTable(data, columnNames);

        JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(table);
        scrollPane.setBounds(10, 10, 380, 280);



In this example, we create a JFrame and a JPanel with a null layout. We set the preferred size of the panel to 400x300 pixels. Then, we define the column names and data for the JTable. We create an instance of the JTable class and pass the data and column names as parameters. Next, we create a JScrollPane and pass the JTable as a parameter. We set the bounds of the scrollPane to position it at (10, 10) and size it to 380x280 pixels. Finally, we add the scrollPane to the panel and add the panel to the frame. We pack the frame to ensure that all components are displayed correctly and set it visible.


By following the steps outlined in this article and using the provided code examples, you can successfully add a JTable to a JPanel with a null layout. This gives you the flexibility to manually position and size components within the panel as per your requirements.