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Creating vertical text in JTabbedPane tabs

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Using the setTabPlacement(JTabbedPane.LEFT) I am able to
orient the tabs of a JTabbedPane on the left, but the tabs and the tab label are still horizontal.  Is there a way to orient the tabs vertically and the text on the tab label to read vertical instead of horizontal (such that the tab and the tab label's text are rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise)?

 
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From a little cursory digging through the Swing source, it doesn't appear that there's any way to do this directly.

All of the actual drawing of the tabs is handled within the L&F code for TabbedPanes. In essence, each L&F (windows, metal, basic etc) contain code to draw the tabs specific for the L&F in use.

You could certainly create your own L&F based on one of the existing L&F types, but that'd be a bunch of work. You'd need to override the code which calculates the rects for each tab and the code which draws the tabs.

You could also subclass the JTabbedPane class and override the paint method, but in that case you'd have to do all of the drawing yourself, including calculating the positions of the tabs and nested tab runs, etc. Also not an easy task.  Additionally, your new subclass would not obey the pluggable L&F guidelines if you did it this way.

Again, I just did a little cursory digging through the Swing source, maybe someone else out there knows a way to do this...

--Steve
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by:LonAllen
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Steve, thanks for the response.  I too came to a similar conclusion based upon what I found, that is why I am asking to see if anyone else has done it.  The only solution that I can currently see as being the simplest is to create images of the vertical text and use the images on the tabs instead of text.  If I get creative I could create images for the text used in each L&F and at least there would be some consistency when the L&F is changed.  

Thanks again...
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