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how to make a irregular container

 
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Hello,
I was just making a standalone application and this comes in my mind. Can I make a irregular shape container. What I mean is that if I use some container say JFrame etc. it gives me rectangular shape. But my desginer want it to give some irregular shape perhaps say Oval or some more irregular.
Is it possible or I am just thinking weird?
Any suggestions?
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Arun
 
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I was just wondering if it possible or not? Or I am just thinking wierd?
Pl atleast reply back, even if you think it is not possible.
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Arun
 
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i know in c++ its possible, but im not sure in java it is.
maybe try the awt and JNI to make it work.
 
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Thanks Roy,
I would be intrested to know how it is possible in C++? Is there some API available or one has to work around for same? In case some API is avaiable can you pl mention the same?
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Arun
 
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it doesnt involve API, just some tricks etc..
here is a link about that that will help u:
forum discussion about irregular windows
 
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Here's an older post on JavaRanch about how to do this in Java... it calls native code, but at least the 3rd party API does it instead of having to write it yourself...

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