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sliderV = new JSlider( JSlider.VERTICAL,  
    0, 1000, 400);
sliderV.setMajorTickSpacing( 100 );
sliderV.setMinorTickSpacing(  50 );
sliderV.setPaintTicks ( true );
sliderV.setPaintLabels( true ); 


Vertical Slider

The layout managers have control over the size of components, but often do their job better if you indicate a preferred size. This is done with

setPreferredSize( new Dimension( int width, int height ) )

If this is not used, the graphical representation of a slider often has its labels and tick marks crowded together.


Suggest that this slider have a width of 50 and a height of 300:

sliderV.setPreferredSize( new Dimension(  , ) );