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Basil Bourque
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Here's a bit of code I'm using to get a native-style "Help" in Mac OS X while maintaining compatibility with other Look-and-Feels. A round purple button with a "?" icon appears.

Setting the Client Property "JButton.buttonType" to "help" causes the Mac-savvy button to appear, at least in later versions of Java and Mac OS X.

The next step is to suppress the display of the usual caption if running on a Mac. We accomplish that by overriding the "setText" method.

I'm new to overriding Swing components. So please critique.

This subclass seems to be working well with JFormDesigner 5.



--Basil Bourque
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