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how to set font in my swing application?

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Hi,

My swing application has a JFrame that contains many components(such as a menu, a tabbed pane...etc).
How can I set font for all these components? Do I have to use Java Look&Feel?
Thanks.


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You can set the fonts for individual component classes. Here's an example:


Font f = new Font("helvetica", Font.BOLD, 14);
UIManager.put("Menu.font", f); // sets the default font for JMenu
UIManager.put("TabbedPane.font", f); // sets the default font for JTabbedPane
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Tom
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Thanks for your suggestion, Tom.
But is there a method to set font for all components instead of setting font everytime I add a new component?

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Thanks for your suggestion, Tom.
But is there a method to set font for all components instead of setting font everytime I add a new component?

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You have to set the font once for each type. If you put the line

UIManager.put("Menu.font", f); // sets the default font for JMenu

in your code ALL JMenus will have that font. (I'm not sure if this is what you meant).

I don't think there's an easy solution to change default fonts of all JComponent types!

Cheers Tom
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