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Best way to decorate a JComponent

 
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I've build a GUI that has several different JComponents: JLists, JPanels, JTextAreas etc. Now I'm looking for a good way to set a few properties (e.g. Border, Back/Foreground color, Font, Layout) to the same value. E.g. all components have to have the same colors, and some of them a particular border, etc.

What is the most elegant way to do this?

A few considerations:
* avoid duplicate code
* preferable instantiation in 1 line
* avoid an exponential grow of classes

Any thoughts about this? Seems to me that this problem is very common.
 
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