I'm trying to build a simple form, and when I drag in text
input fields, they all align to the left of the form box. I want to
be able to drag and drop, and place text input fields where ever I
want on the canvas. I can normally do this, but with the form, I
cannot for some reason.
Form is a layout container. One of its primary purposes is to
control the layout of its child components.
If you want to be able to explicitly control the position of
the children, you must use Canvas. (or Panel with layout=absolute).
It IS posible to turn off the auto-layout of a container, but that
is very tricky stuff.