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JTabbedPane active tab setting do not work (except FG color)

Posted on 2007-03-20
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Hi,

I have a JTabbedPane panel.  I have very little control of an active tab display.  The only thing I can do with it is to set a foreground (label) color.  If I set an active tab background color or set label font size or style - it does not work.  

I cannot believe that these methods do not work.

Thanks.
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Question by:akoifman
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by:CEHJ
ID: 18762368
UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.background", Color.white);
UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.focus", Color.red);
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objects earned 250 total points
ID: 18762575
before creating your tab pane set the selected tab background using:

UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.selected", Color.yellow);
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by:akoifman
ID: 18763429
Can I control tab font size, style?
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by:CEHJ
ID: 18763493
UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.font", someFont);
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by:objects
ID: 18767198

you can change the font used using

tabs.setFont(font);

But you cannoty change the font just for the selected tab.
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by:akoifman
ID: 18768996
Hi Objects,

I am almost there.  

I have a two-row hierarchical tabs.  Can I set an active tab BG in top row different from an active tab BG in the lower row?  Thanks!
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by:akoifman
ID: 18769001
This makes all selected tabs the same color:
UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.selected", Color.yellow);
 
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by:objects
ID: 18769023
yes, change the UIdefault between the creation of the two tabs

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by:CEHJ
ID: 18770372
I wonder why my comments were ignored - especially since it was the *background* you were asking about?
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by:akoifman
ID: 18770408
Hi CEHJ,

Both you and OBJECT provided the solution.  This did not work for me UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.focus", Color.red);

I had a few follow up questions, and I felt that OBJECT helped me with those.  I wish I can give you some extra points.  If this can be done, I'll give you 100 points.

Thank you!
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by:CEHJ
ID: 18770425
>>Both you and OBJECT provided the solution.

Yes, that's precisely my point

>> This did not work for me UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.focus", Color.red);

That's not the part that deals with the background though
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by:objects
ID: 18770441
question seemed quite clearly about the *active* tab background was it not, the tab background itself can be easily changed without worrying about UIDefaults.
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by:akoifman
ID: 18775030
I think Object is correct.  He provide the answer:
UIDefaults.put("TabbedPane.selected", Color.yellow);

Cehj, thanks a lot for your effort.
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by:CEHJ
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>>Cehj, thanks a lot for your effort.

No problem - i see you've put my code to use in your next question
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by:akoifman
ID: 18775862
Yes, I learened something and find it more convinient than setBackground().  THANKS!
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by:objects
ID: 18775871
> Yes, I learened something and find it more convinient than setBackground().  THANKS!

user beware, they are not the same thing :)
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