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I want JCheckBox Disabled color to be black. Any workaround ?

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Hi,
   I have JCheckBox and other components in a panel and I will print the panel. Before printing I will disable the JCheckBox and will show the user. After disabling, the JCheckBox Forground color is Gray and if i print it, it is hardly visible. Is it possible to change the fore ground color of the JCheckBox to Black for printing ??

   Any suggestion or workaround is welcome.

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by:Ovi
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YourCheckBox.setForeground(yourColor);
Will work even if is disabled.
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by:objects
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Why are you disabling it?
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by:PremkumarAC
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Hi Ovi,
   My code is like this:

boolean flag = ...; // i will read the data from a model
myCheckBox.setForeground( Color.black);
myCheckBox.setEnabled( flag);

But, still the check box is disabled and the color is gray and i am getting the same color in the hard copy.

Hi Objects,
   I am reading the values from the model, so i am disabling the JCheckBox.

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by:Ovi
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f you set the color other to the black before you disable'it you will see the difference.
The checkbox renderer only make a graphic filter on the foreground so a black foreground will become a less black one (gray) after the check box i disabled.
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by:objects
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Still don't exactly inderstand your reason for disabling but why not use a glass pane instead of disabling the checkbox?

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by:Ovi
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boolean flag = ...; // i will read the data from a model
//  myCheckBox.setForeground( Color.black);
myCheckBox.setEnabled( flag);
myCheckBox.setForeground(Color.blue); // or new Color(int, int, int);
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If you want control of the disabled icon the you can explicitly set it using setDisabledIcon() setDisabledSelectedIcon() method:

eg.

cb.setDisabledIcon(cb.getIcon());
cb.setDisabledSelectedIcon(cb.getSelectedIcon());

will use the same icon when disabled as it does when it is enabled.
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Is it possible to add a glassPane to a JPanel ??
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No but your frame will have one.
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Is it possible to add a glassPane to a JPanel ??
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No, you just use the one on your frame.
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My parent component is Frame and not JFrame. So I think it is not possible to use Glass pane over my component.
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You could possibly switch to a JFrame.
Or define the disable icon you want to use as I suggested above.
Or find an alternative to disabling.

Your decision really :)

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checkBox.setForeGround( color) won't work when the checkbox is disabled.
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Then simply assign the disabled icon that you want to use explicitly as I described above.
I believe it only greys out the icon, if you have not explicitly defined one.
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