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Greying out a text box using java swing

Hello All,

How the heck do I grey out my a text field in my application that is written using java-swing?
I just want to indicate to the user that this field is a read only text box.

Thanks in advance!
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expertintraining
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gtaglianiCommented:
hi!

try this:

JTextField textboxReadonly = new JTextField("A read-only text field", 20);
textboxReadonly.setEditable(false);

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expertintrainingAuthor Commented:
BTW, I am using nimbus look and feel
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expertintrainingAuthor Commented:
gtagliani: I tried that before posting the question...but no luck.
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expertintrainingAuthor Commented:
Wondering if it is a nimbus look and feel limitation.
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gtaglianiCommented:
"Wondering if it is a nimbus look and feel limitation."
yes it is.

here is your answer
http://weblogs.java.net/blog/2008/07/31/nimbus-and-opacity
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expertintrainingAuthor Commented:
Thanks qtagliani, that was it.
:o)
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