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GridBagLayout has a bad reputation among Java developers. This is partly due to not fully understanding the impact made on GUI layouts by different constraints combinations. This is also partly due to design deficiencies, which are revealed when GridBagLayout is compared with a layout manager like FormLayout. By doing some experimenting of your own, you’ll probably identify other GridBagLayout design deficiencies. How about designing a wrapper class that overcomes (at least a few of) the design deficiencies identified in this article, and any deficiencies you discover?

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