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JOptionPane Parameters

Posted on 2006-07-18
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
The title in the


Will be “Massage” and I think this by default

Can I change the title and the color or the font of the message string = “HI“?
Question by:javamate06
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ID: 17129477
Hi javamate06

yes you can change the title, you should use this

public static void showMessageDialog(this, "HI", "My title", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE)

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void javax.swing.JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(Component parentComponent, Object message, String title, int messageType, Icon icon) throws HeadlessException

You can change the title and icon of the message window, but not the fong and color. Font and color are part of the Look And Feel that you are using.

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ID: 17129531
Thank you...

In the
 public static void showMessageDialog(this, "HI", "My title", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE)

and specifically in


parameter I have an error which expecting identifier.

Please, how to call this to show the message.

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ID: 17129543
this represents the parent window. If you supply a parent, then the showd message will be modal to that parent. If you supply null, that displayed window will not have a parent.
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girionis earned 120 total points
ID: 17129554
YOu should call it like:

JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "HI", "My title", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE);
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