Java Swing Applications Throw a "java.awt.IllegalComponentStateException: component must be showing on the screen to determine its location" Error

(Doc ID 2355820.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 to 9
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Swing applications get the below fatal exception after upgrading to 8 update 131 or higher Java SE 8 patch updates:

Cause

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