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Altering the SwingGUI

 
linda lichelli
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hi everybody,
we are writing an application and decided that taking everything into an applet would be fine. as we are bound on some special structure and design our idea finds itself in front of a hurdle because of the look and feel. (our applet should fit in addition with the rest of a program mainly working with servlets and pure html). Although the html is not too fenzy, it's still very different from what can be done with SwingGUIs.
i heard of the possibility to change some UI classes (Swing[?]). i really don't have any idea how this should work.
so that for example the JTabbedPane might look totally different as it is known in the most windows menues.
maybe someone knows any projects, links, or maybe how-to's? many thanks in advance.
linda
 
Chantal Ackermann
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There are some LookAndFeels for free on the net, and at least one for a fee.
take a look at
www.javootoo.com
you can change the look and feel using the UIManager. See the swing tutorial on that or the documentation that comes with the downloaded look and feel.
If you want to create your own LookAndFeel, take a look at the open source LookAndFeels or at:
http://java.sun.com/products/jlf/ed2/book/index.html
http://www.jgoodies.com/
Chantal
[ November 21, 2002: Message edited by: Chantal Ackermann ]
 
linda lichelli
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thank you Chantal!
 
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