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So I have a JTable that is currently displaying multiline rows. I'm using the DefaultTableCellRenderer as my renderer which is a subclass of JLabel. I got the multiline rows working by puting html inside the JLabels and setting the rowHeight to 32. So my issue is that the multiline data in the cells are not correctly aligning the way I want them to. For example:

formattedSectorData.addElement("<html><p align=\"right\">" + value + "<br>" + cost + "%</p></html>");

I want the data to be displayed aligned to the right instead of the default left.

This is what I'm getting.
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|  Table Header   |
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|value                 |
|cost                   |
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This is what I want to achieve.
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|  Table Header   |
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|                value |
|                  cost |
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I must use a JLabel so dont suggest that I sub-class JTextArea or JTextPane, I've already tried those options and they create other problems that would make simple things with JLabel very difficult. Thanks in advance.
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Try using a <table> markup instead
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label.setHorizontalAlignment(SwingConstants.RIGHT);

or use css

also have an example of a text area renderer if interested

http://www.objects.com.au/java/examples/swing/table/MultiLineCellRenderer.java
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formattedSectorData.addElement("<html><span style=\"text-align:right\">" + value + "<br>" + cost  + "</span></html>");

This didn't work. I tried setHorizontalAlignment and that worked but it did the whole table and some didn't display correctly, meaning that some of the text would be missing in the cell as if the cell wasn't big enough for the text. So How can I do setHorizontalAlignment for just 1 column?
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by:TheMajestic
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hi,

You can control both the horizontalAlignment and verticalAlignment properties of a label's content (text and icon).

The methods setHorizontalAlignment() and setVerticalAlignment() are used with the following SwingConstants:


Horizontal alignment -- LEFT, RIGHT or CENTER
Vertical alignment -- TOP, BOTTOM or CENTER

for example.

     // Create the labels and set alignment
    JLabel label1 = new JLabel("BottomRight", SwingConstants.RIGHT);
    label1.setVerticalAlignment(SwingConstants.TOP);
 this will give the TopRight alignment of the JLable.

hope this will help u
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> So How can I do setHorizontalAlignment for just 1 column?

either use a different renderer instance for that column
or check the column number in the renderer
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Did you try the <table> markup?
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