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Java applet for button text link with highlight

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Hi,

I'm looking for a Java applet that's
a simple button text link that highlight when the cursor is over the button.
Anyone?
thanks,
Ralph
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by:vendrig
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Are you familiar with Silicon Joy's Applet Button Factory? Very popular. No knowledge of Java necessary, kind of an IDE for making button applets by defininf parameters. It's shareware: http://www.coffeecup.com/java/button/
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With swing you can add an icon to the button. Then when the mouse is
over that icon, you can ask the button to load another icon (a highlighted one).
The icon that changes when the mouse is over it is called the rollover.
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1. What's swing?
2. I do not want icons in my button. Just text.

thanks,
ralph

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Swing is a set of classes that provides a much more user friendly
interface. It has a lot of features like tables, trees, progressbars
all made for you in advanced.

If you just want the text to be highlighted this is what you can do:
You can add more functionality to the button by having it set the text
in a new color when the mouse enters it.

1. make your button a mouse listener and register itself as a listener
   
2. define mouseEntered(MouseEvent e), in it, you should do:
        a) define the new foreground color
        b) set the text to be displayed
        c) do a repaint

3. define mouseExited(MouseEvent e). In it, you should
         a) set the foreground color to the original color
         b) set the original text for display
         c) do a repaint

and that should be it.
         
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by:rakhras
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1. What's swing?
2. I do not want icons in my button. Just text.

thanks,
ralph

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rakhras,  I just answered you with what swing is, and how to use text
instead of icons. Any reason why you rejected the answer again?
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by:rakhras
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no, no reason. I did not intentionally reject the answer.
Looks like a bug in the system.
You can give it another attempt and I will accept your answer.
Cheers,
Ralph
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Hi rakhras,

       I just caught up to your message now. I'm resubmitting the answer
again below:

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Swing is a set of classes that provides a much more user friendly
      interface. It has a lot of features like tables, trees, progressbars
      all made for you in advanced.

      If you just want the text to be highlighted this is what you can do:
      You can add more functionality to the button by having it set the text
      in a new color when the mouse enters it.

      1. make your button a mouse listener and register itself as a listener
         
      2. define mouseEntered(MouseEvent e), in it, you should do:
              a) define the new foreground color
              b) set the text to be displayed
              c) do a repaint

      3. define mouseExited(MouseEvent e). In it, you should
               a) set the foreground color to the original color
               b) set the original text for display
               c) do a repaint

      and that should be it.
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