Monday May 12, 2008

Nimbus Look And Feel


Good news for all the user, using JDK6. Though I am little late in
writing blog on this but its OK ;). JDK6 current update comes with a
new L&F(Look And Feel) called Nimbus.

Nimbus provide more lively look and feel in Swing UI. Here are some examples:


Default Look And Feel(Click to see enlarged mode)
Nimbus Look And Feel((Click to see enlarged mode)


Since
the image is little small and related to my Online Java Project(which I
can't change), so I provide another example here from my last blog code.

Default Look And Feel
Nimbus Look And Feel

Something
more interesting is focus traversal on components. For Default L&F,
you can see that there is a dotted rectangle on Button 3, which says
"Focus is here" whereas in Nimbus you can see Button 1 with little
bluish highlight which says "Look at my focus" :)

Quickest way to try, command line:

Run my previous (or any UI code) with the following option:

java -Dswing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.nimbus.NimbusLookAndFeel LayoutCheck

Off course, you can do it with code :

UIManager.setLookAndFeel(
"com.sun.java.swing.plaf.nimbus.NimbusLookAndFeel");
Use try, catch and respect Exception handling as well.

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Hi, I am Vaibhav Choudhary working in Sun. This blog is all about simple concept of Java and JavaFX.

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