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JAVA: How to customize  JFrame  background color?

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HI, experts:

I tried to customize the background color of JFrame as the follows:

myFrame  =  new JFrame ( );

myFrame.setBackground  (new Color  ( 222, 222, 222 ));

But it did not change the color.

Thanks a lot!
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Question by:duta
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myFrame.getContentPane().setBackground(new Color  ( 222, 222, 222 ));
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by:duta
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Masters, thank you so much.

I tried this: myFrame.getContentPane().setBackground(new Color  ( 222, 222, 222 ));
But it did not work for some reason.

I checked this site: http://java2everyone.blogspot.com/2009/02/jframe-tutorial-5-change-background.html

For a total newbie like me, it is a little challenge to locate a right tip from hundreds of links.

Thanks a lot!
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Can you post your full code please? Changing the panel's background usually does the job..
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Post your code.
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Masters, thank you so much. My trimmed code is below in the Code Snippet.



import    java.awt.*;
import    javax.swing.*;
import    java.awt.event.*;
 
 
 
public  class  COLOR  extends   JFrame
{
   
  private   JFrame          myFrame;
    
  
   //  Constructor
   
   public COLOR (  )
   {
      
     
      setTitle  ( "Testing" );
      
      setSize   ( 400, 300 );
      
  
    
      setDefaultCloseOperation  ( JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE );
      
  
     
      
      buildPanel ( );
      
      setVisible ( true );
   }    
  
    
   
      private  void  buildPanel ( )
      {
      
      
      
         setLayout ( new BorderLayout ( ) );
         
        
         myFrame  =  new JFrame ( );
         myFrame.getContentPane( ).setBackground( new Color  ( 255, 255, 100 ) );
      
      
      }
    
      
      
   
     
      // Main function
   
      public static void main ( String [ ] args )
      {
           new COLOR( );
      }

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by:InteractiveMind
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You created two JFrames, set the colour for one and then showed the other. Try this instead.
import    java.awt.*;
import    javax.swing.*;
import    java.awt.event.*;
 
 
 
public  class  COLOR  extends   JFrame
{
   
  private   JFrame          myFrame;
    
  
   //  Constructor
   
   public COLOR (  )
   {
      
     
      setTitle  ( "Testing" );
      
      setSize   ( 400, 300 );
      
  
    
      setDefaultCloseOperation  ( JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE );
      
  
     
      
      buildPanel ( );
      
      setVisible ( true );
   }    
  
    
   
      private  void  buildPanel ( )
      {
      
      
      
         setLayout ( new BorderLayout ( ) );
         
        getContentPane( ).setBackground( new Color  ( 255, 255, 100 ) );
      
      
      }
    
      
      
   
     
      // Main function
   
      public static void main ( String [ ] args )
      {
           new COLOR( );
      }
 
}

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by:duta
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I could change the color of panels, but not the entire frame.
Thank you so much for your kind, patient help.

Sincerely,
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by:InteractiveMind
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Also, you can get rid of this line:

  private   JFrame          myFrame;

as it's now redundant.

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