tom_markel wrote:Wouldn't BorderPanel (ala Swing/AWT) be a better name for this? Or is this SWT-like.?
Do you mean DockPanel? The names were selected by Google, so we have no control over them.
tom_markel wrote:I'm having numerous problems positioning objects in the DeskPanel. e.g. I added a TextArea to use for a status area at the bottom (South) and it appears elsewhere...???
Keep in mind that a DockPanel will automatically pack its contents. If no other widgets are in the panel, the "south" widget will be by itself toward the top of the panel rather than the bottom. In this respect, DockPanel is very different than the Swing BorderLayout.
Ultimately, the behavior here is controled by GWT, not GWT Designer. We are showing the real GWT widgets as they will appear at runtime (for better or worse). If you don't like how a particular panel works (or have an idea for a better panel), I would encourage you to make that suggestion on Google's GWT forum