How to put a hyperlink to SWT Label Text in Java

Hi,
How can I add a hyperlink to JAVA SWT  Label text.

When I click on this text in the label, I want the defaul browser to navigate to this site.


This is the code I haver and I want the "Help" to be link to a website:

        GridData gridDataBanner2 = new GridData(GridData.HORIZONTAL_ALIGN_END);
        CLabel banner2 = new CLabel(shell, SWT.CENTER);
        Color MtGreen = new Color (shell.getDisplay(), 240,240,240);
        banner2.setBackground(MtGreen); 
        
        FontData fontData2 = banner2.getFont().getFontData()[0];
        Font fontBanner2 = new Font(shell.getDisplay(), new FontData(fontData2.getName(),8, SWT.NORMAL));
        banner2.setFont(fontBanner2);
        banner2.setForeground(shell.getDisplay().getSystemColor(SWT.COLOR_WHITE));
        

        banner2.setText("Help");
        banner2.setForeground(shell.getDisplay().getSystemColor(SWT.COLOR_BLUE));
        banner2.setLayoutData(gridDataBanner2);

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Thanks,
TolgarAsked:
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mccarlConnect With a Mentor IT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
I don't think SWT has anything "in-built" to do this, but you should be able to fake it. It looks like you have already started on that, setting the color of the text used. You might also want to make it underlined.

Then you need to make it act like a link. For that it probably should change cursor when hover over it, so...
banner2.setCursor(display.getSystemCursor(SWT.CURSOR_HAND));

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And make it DO something when you click it...
banner2.addMouseListener(new MouseAdapter() {
    public void mouseUp(MouseEvent event) {
        if (event.button == 1) {   // Left button pressed & released
            Desktop desktop = Desktop.isDesktopSupported() ? Desktop.getDesktop() : null;
            if (desktop != null && desktop.isSupported(Desktop.Action.BROWSE)) {
                try {
                    desktop.browse("http://address.of.your.website.here.com");
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    // Handle any exceptions appropriately
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

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(Note the above should work for Windows, but it's probably OS dependant and I don't have any others to test on, so I will leave that up to you to try it on others if you need.)

(Also note, that Desktop is not a SWT class, you would need to   import java.awt.Desktop;    at the top of your .java file to use it)
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TolgarAuthor Commented:
Any ideas?
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naveenchandra vpCommented:
You have a SWT control called "Link" which you can use to create a hyperlink kind of entity.

See below

Link link = new Link(shell, SWT.NONE);
link.setText("<a>Link</a>");
link.addSelectionListener(new SelectionAdapter()
        {
            @Override
            public void widgetSelected(SelectionEvent e)
            {
                //your code goes on selection
            }
        });
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