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hi everyone. i am still fairly new to java, and after creating this SMALL calculator program, id like to change the colors of the buttons, and perhaps the background. if anyone can help me out here it would be greatly appreciated. thanks a lot.



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if you're talking about ALL buttons
 
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Originally posted by Michael Dunn:
if you're talking about ALL buttons



for some reason when i inserted into my program, nothing changed. im not sure if there is something else i need to set up, however, i couldnt figure it out. :X
 
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dis you add the UIManager line as the first line in main()?
 
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Originally posted by Michael Dunn:
dis you add the UIManager line as the first line in main()?



definitely not.
 
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Originally posted by ken zemaitis:


definitely not.



YIKES! i misread that, i did do that, and still the buttons look generic.
 
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works OK on 1.4.0_01, so the problem could be in your L & F.

in the constructor, add this for one of the buttons

additionButton.setContentAreaFilled(false);
additionButton.setOpaque(true);

recompile/run see if additionButton's background changes
 
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Originally posted by Michael Dunn:
works OK on 1.4.0_01, so the problem could be in your L & F.

in the constructor, add this for one of the buttons

additionButton.setContentAreaFilled(false);
additionButton.setOpaque(true);

recompile/run see if additionButton's background changes



holy sweet mother it works. i thought i had tried this before however obviously i must have screwed it up. you saved the day. thanks a lot.
 
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