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How to change the color of a String

Posted on 2003-11-09
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I made a String and I want to show it in a JOptionPane().  But I don't know how to change the color of that String (or SrtingBuffer)
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You could put it inside a JLabel.  Then you can include HTML.

JLabel coloredString = new JLabel("<HTML><BODY><FONT COLOR='#FF0000'>" + myString + "</FONT></BODY></HTML>");
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by:allelopath
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You could also make it a borderless button and set the foreground color:

  String myString = new String("whatever");
  JButton myButton = new JButton(myString);
  myButton.setBorderPainted(false);
  myButton.setForeground(Color.black);
 
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by:vk33
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Hi! You can set foreground for ANY JComponent. So, you can set foreground for your JLabel:

JLabel label = new JLabel("Hello!");
label.setForeground (Color.RED);
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, label);

Good luck!
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by:Katze
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Thanks to all of you!!
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