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can anyone tell me how to make a swing component transparent to a specified level. i need some code thank you

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To make a component transparent you would us the setBackground(color) method and pass it a color with the alpha set to the appropriate level of transparency.
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example:

searchBtn = new JButton("Search");
searchBtn.setBackground(new Color(0,255,0,0));

This would create a JButton with it's color set to Green but with total transparency (not very useful since the button will actually end up being the same color as the component behind it).  Using values from 0 - 255 you can adjust the amount of transparency.
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