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OOP2 with JAVA

OOP2 with JAVA

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JLabel is certainly the simplest type of component. An object of type JLabel exists
just to display a line of text. The text cannot be edited by the user, although it can
be changed by your program. The constructor for a JLabel specifies the text to be
displayed:

JLabel message = new JLabel(" Hello World! ");

There is another constructor that specifies where in the label the text is located, if
thereisextraspace. ThepossiblealignmentsaregivenbytheconstantsJLabel.LEFT,
JLabel.CENTER, and JLabel.RIGHT. For example,

JLabel message = new JLabel(" Hello World! ", JLabel.CENTER);

creates a label whose text is centered in the available space. You can change the text
displayed in a label by calling the label’s setText() method:

message.setText("Goodby World! ");

Since JLabel is a subclass of JComponent, you can use JComponent methods such
as setForeground() with labels. If you want the background color to have any effect,
call setOpaque(true) on the label, since otherwise the JLabel might not fill in its
background. For example:

JLabel message = new JLabel(" Hello World! ", JLabel.CENTER);
message.setForeground(Color.red); // Display red text . . .
message.setBackground(Color.black); // on a black background . . .
message.setFont(new Font(" Serif ",Font.BOLD,18)); // in a big bold font .
message.setOpaque(true); // Make sure background is filled in .

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