Easy to Learn Java: Programming Articles, Examples and Tips

Start with Java in a few days with Java Lessons or Lectures

Home

Code Examples

Java Tools

More Java Tools!

Java Forum

All Java Tips

Books

Submit News
Search the site here...
Search...
 
Search the JavaFAQ.nu
1000 Java Tips ebook

1000 Java Tips - Click here for the high resolution copy!1000 Java Tips - Click here for the high resolution copy!

Java Screensaver, take it here

Free "1000 Java Tips" eBook is here! It is huge collection of big and small Java programming articles and tips. Please take your copy here.

Take your copy of free "Java Technology Screensaver"!.

Java: JLabel font and color

JavaFAQ Home » Swing, AWT Go to all tips in Swing, AWT


Bookmark and Share

The most user-friendly interfaces are usually obtained by using the default appearance (font, color, background), but there are cases where you want to change these.

Appearance: setting the font

The font of a JLabel can be changed like this.
JLabel title = new JLabel("Want a Raise?", JLabel.CENTER);
title.setFont(new Font("Serif", Font.BOLD, 4Cool);

Appearance: setting the text color

Use the setForeground method to set the text color.
JLabel title = new JLabel("Want a Raise?", JLabel.CENTER);
title.setForeground(Color.white);

Appearance: setting the background color

Because a JLabel's background is transparent, there is no effect from using the setBackground method. To make a new background, you need to create a JPanel with the appropriate color and put the label on that. For example
JLabel title = new JLabel("Want a Raise?");
title.setForeground(Color.white);
JPanel titlePanel = new JPanel();
titlePanel.setBackground(Color.blue);
titlePanel.add(title);  // adds to center of panel's default BorderLayout.

 Printer Friendly Page  Printer Friendly Page
 Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend

Bookmark and Share

Search here again if you need more info!
Custom Search



Home Code Examples Java Forum All Java Tips Books Submit News, Code... Search... Offshore Software Tech Doodling

RSS feed Java FAQ RSS feed Java FAQ News     

    RSS feed Java Forums RSS feed Java Forums

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 1999-2006 by Java FAQs Daily Tips.

Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy