Using setEnabled on GUI components inside a JTabbedPane

I am using setEnabled(false) on the tabbed pane. When a certain condition is met, the setEnabled becomes true. I have panels inside the tabbed pane which I would like to disable until a condition is met. I have tried setEnabled(false) on them from various places and the constructor itself however no success.
namsu55Asked:
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sciuriwareConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I think that is not possible with this kind of components.
What you can do is swap the component with a label or such with the same size
and a grey background.
This swapping can be done by setting one visible and the other one to invisible.

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sciuriwareCommented:
Try .setVisible(false);

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namsu55Author Commented:
That removes the whole panel from the GUI, I want is visible but disabled for use (Greyed).
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