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Changing a Java Frame's close/min/max icons

I have an application that uses a JFrame as the main window for the app. I am using swing plaf to change certain things about how the frame looks and how the components look, for example:
   String dLook = UIManager.getSystemLookAndFeelClassName();
   UIManager.put("ScrollBar.highlight",new ColorUIResource(255,0,0));
   UIManager.put("TextPane.font", new FontUIResource("Dialog", Font.PLAIN, 14));
   UIManager.setLookAndFeel(dLook);                        

What I'd like to do is to change the default icons for close/minimize/maximize on my Frame/windowsTitle (I'm not sure which one am I actually referring to, but they are the ones at the top right of every window.)       I saw a bunch of JInternalFrame properties to edit, but none for the overall frame (External frame?)  I want to set the icons for things like close, close_pressed, and close_mouse_over to my own png images.
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basav_comCommented:
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bored_shivaAuthor Commented:
basav_com,
That solution lets you modify the frame icon (on the upper left) I want to modify the CLOSE, MIN, and MAX, icons, on the upper right.
I know this is possible, because I see skin engines like skinlf do it. The question is how to do it using the built-in Java tools.

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basav_comCommented:
oops... I overlooked at your question :)
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Thomas4019Commented:
If you are making this many changes to the UI of the window border. You might as well, setUndecorated(true) for your JFrame. This makes it you window have not border and no buttons by default. Just a completely blank window for which you create your own complete window border and toolbar.
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bored_shivaAuthor Commented:
Thomas,
How do I go about creating my own WindowsBorder? I saw that JRootPane can specify different WindowsDecorationStyles that are built into it, but I was not able to find how to create my own style.
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Thomas4019Commented:
To create you own border, the way i recommend is overriding the paint method. Then you have a graphics object and have complete control over what to draw and where. If you have never overrided the paint method before i can post an example.
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