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I want to display the text with different colors in TextFiled(or JTextField). What i actually want is that i want some of the text to be in one color and some other text to be in other color.

I tried changing the color using the function
setForeground(Color c)
but the color of the entire text is changing.

I think you understand my problem.
thanks in advance.
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by:objects
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JTextField does not support this.
You'll need to use descendant of JEditorPane to achieve this.
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by:sunilvirus
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how should i do in JEditorPane if not possible in JTextField
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One possibility is to dfine your fomatting using HTML, and display this in your JEditorPane.
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Is there no possibility that it can be done in a JTextArea or JEditorPane without using HTML.

This is because i am redirecting the output of another program(in C) to my java program. i want to change the color of the text depending upon the  keywords used in the input. The entire thing is to be done simultaneously.

i.e the C program will continiously output the text which will be read by the java program and displayed with appropriate color.
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hello objects,

First let me thank for guiding me to a good resource.
i have tried the specified code in a slightly different way.
it is working fine if i type it directly in the window.
but when i am appending the string read from the console using the method
insertString()
the appended text is being displayed in white color(Foreground color)
but if i type it directly in the window it is being typed in the required color.
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by:sunilvirus
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hello objects,

First let me thank for guiding me to a good resource.
i have tried the specified code in a slightly different way.
it is working fine if i type it directly in the window.
but when i am appending the string read from the console using the method
insertString()
the appended text is being displayed in white color(Foreground color)
but if i type it directly in the window it is being typed in the required color.
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