How to align strings in a swing.jList?

Posted on 2002-07-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
The text in my swing.jList is not align even if I use a padRight function. What is weird is that when I print this text with "System.out.println", all the lines are align correctly. Any suggestions?  

there is some codes:

Vector temp2 = new Vector();
        for(int i=0; i<group.list.size(); i++)
            temp2.add(StringHelper.padRight(((Html)group.list.get(i)).IfIndex, 10) +
            StringHelper.padRight(((Html)group.list.get(i)).Description, 25) +
        jList2 = new javax.swing.JList();

so the strings description, index and Iftype is on the same line but not align and what I have just discovered is that the string length is the same for each string in the same column. Apparently, each character is not the same dimention(width).
Question by:ferrona

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post some code

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Are you trying to align them to the left side or the right? If you're doing it to the right, write a custom Renderer that has a label that is right justified.. JList should left justify them automatically with the default renderer.

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Use a fixed width font for your list.

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wgilster earned 75 total points
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Objects is right.  There are two types of fonts, fixed width and perportional.  Most likely your System.out is fixed and your list is perportional.
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