in swing, layout components that has different heights

We have components that have different heights, we want to show them in a way that vertically there is as little space as possible (as shown in the picture), how can we do that using miglayout?

in swing, layout components that has different heights

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I've used MigLayout quite a bit, I'm not sure there's a really nice way to do this. What you really want is to have 5 columns and use split on the y axis which you can't do unfortunately.

I see three approaches:

1) Use 5 jpanels, one for each column and just use flowy in MigLayout for each column

2) Setup a matrix and assign each component to a number of cells

p.add(component1, "cell 0 0 1 1");
p.add(component2, "cell 1 0 1 2");

etc.. This works if pretty well if you don't have a lot of different end points in each column

"span" might be a little cleaner here:

p.add(component1, "spany 1");
p.add(component2, "spany 2");
p.add(component3, "spany 1");
p.add(component4, "spany 3");
p.add(component5, "spany 1, wrap");

3) Use "nogrid" and just set size bounds on each component

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