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Below are a couple of lines of code I would like to use to change the existing title on a label.  It works fine except I would like to be able to control the font size on the title and don't know what to add.  The color. bold, and title value work fine.
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by:sargent240
ID: 39750074
Sorry I missed the lines of code.  They are below.

    Border teamBorder = BorderFactory.createLineBorder(Color.red, Font.BOLD);
    jLabel_visitorsScore.setBorder(BorderFactory.createTitledBorder(teamBorder,    arguments[1]));
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by:ksivananth
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try this,

TitledBorder titledBorder = BorderFactory.createTitledBorder(teamBorder,    arguments[1]) ;
titledBorder.setFont( new Font( "Verdana", Font.BOLD, 12 ) )
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by:ksivananth
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and ofcourse you need toi set the border to the label,

jLabel_visitorsScore.setBorder( titledBorder  ) ;
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mccarl earned 500 total points
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The color. bold, and title value work fine.
Firstly, the bold part of that code CAN'T be working fine, because the second parameter to .createLineBorder() is actually the border thickness. It is only because Font.BOLD is an "int" constant and the thickness of the border is specified as an "int", that allows this code still to compile.

So to do all that you are wanting to do try this...
Border teamBorder = BorderFactory.createLineBorder(Color.RED, 1);  // "1" is the thickness of the border
jLabel_visitorsScore.setBorder(BorderFactory.createTitledBorder(teamBorder, arguments[1], TitledBorder.DEFAULT_JUSTIFICATION, TitledBorder.DEFAULT_POSITION, new Font(Font.DIALOG, Font.BOLD, 36))); // Where "36" is the point size of the font that you want to use

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Note: also you can change that "Font.DIALOG" constant to one of the other logical font constants or to a string that is an actual font name, eg. "Arial", etc
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by:CEHJ
ID: 39751128
It is only because Font.BOLD is an "int" constant and the thickness of the border is specified as an "int", that allows this code still to compile.
That's why type-safe arguments are always preferable. Fortunately Java has enum since 1.5
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by:sargent240
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Thanks all for your information.  It is all helpful to use who are learning the language.
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by:sargent240
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mccarl - I used your code as a foundation, made a few changes and it worked like a champ doing what I needed to do.  I made a few adjustments and all is well.  Happy New Year!
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by:mccarl
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Your welcome! :)     (And a Happy New Year to you too!)
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by:ksivananth
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did you try my code?
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by:sargent240
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ksivananth - Yes I did try your code and I got an error:

cannot find symbol method setFont(Font)

I appreciate your input.
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by:mccarl
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I believe .setTitleFont() would be the method you would need to do it that way.
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