Changing font color in Java

Posted on 2011-02-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I'm trying to change the font of the output, but for some reason it's not working. In question are lines 68-71. I'm trying to change the font to Gray. Any help would be appreciated.
import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.text.*;

public class FrameOfPanels extends JFrame

    // Instance variables
    private JPanel primaryPanel;
     * Constructor for objects of class FrameOfPanels
    public FrameOfPanels(String title )
        super( title );        
        setDefaultCloseOperation( JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE ); 
        primaryPanel = new JPanel( );
        primaryPanel.setBackground( );
        addRunnerInfoPanelsAndLabel( );

        this.getContentPane().add( primaryPanel );
//        this.setBackground(;
    private void addRunnerInfoPanelsAndLabel( )
        RunnerInfoPanel panelForRunner1;
        RunnerInfoPanel panelForRunner2;
        RunnerInfoPanel panelForRunner3;
        int r = 99;
        int g = 150;
        int b = 135;
        Color custom = new Color(r, g, b);

        panelForRunner1 = new RunnerInfoPanel( new ImageIcon("image3.jpg"),
                                              custom) ;
        panelForRunner2 = new RunnerInfoPanel( new ImageIcon("image2.jpg"),
                                               Color.gray );
        panelForRunner3 = new RunnerInfoPanel( new ImageIcon("image1.jpg"),Color.white );
        primaryPanel.add( panelForRunner1 );
        primaryPanel.add( panelForRunner2 );
        primaryPanel.add( panelForRunner3 );
        double averageTime = (double)(panelForRunner1.getRunner( ).getSeconds( ) +
                                      panelForRunner2.getRunner( ).getSeconds( ) +
                                      panelForRunner3.getRunner( ).getSeconds( ) ) / 3;
        DecimalFormat dfmt = new DecimalFormat( "###,###.##" );        
        primaryPanel.add( new JLabel( "Average time in seconds of all runners: " +
                                          dfmt.format( averageTime ))); 
       primaryPanel.setFont(new Font("Courier New", Font.ITALIC, 12));

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Question by:Darkejo1
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Expert Comment

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you need to change the color of the label, not the panel
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JLabel label = new JLabel( "Average time in seconds of all runners: " +
                                          dfmt.format( averageTime ));
label.setFont(new Font("Courier New", Font.ITALIC, 12));

Author Comment

ID: 34892767
I'm assuming I did something wrong?

JLabel.setFont(new Font("Courier New", Font.ITALIC, 12));

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34892782
Worked great!

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