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JTabbedPane - different color per selected tab  RSS feed

 
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I'm trying to create a JTabbedPane with tabs that will have different colors when selected. For example, let's say I have tabs A, B, and C. If a tab is not selected, then the tab color will be the default. If tab A is selected, then the tab color will change to red. If tab B is selected, then the tab color will change to green. If tab C is selected, then the tab color will change to yellow. How can I achieve this behavior? The closest method I could find was calling UIManager.put("TabbedPane.selected", Color.RED) but this sets the color of all selected tabs to red.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch.
Try JTabbedPane#setBackgroundAt(int index, Color background) combined with addChangeListener
 
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