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Change the Look and Feel of a Java Application

Change the Look and Feel of a Java Application

Use the following code to give your Java app a Windows look and feel:

UIManager.setLookAndFeel("com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel");	Ensure the class "com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel" isin your jvm bootstrap classpath. Mostly it can be found in yourjdk/jre/lib/rt.jarFor metal look and feel	import javax.swing.plaf.metal.*;        UIManager.setLookAndFeel(new MetalLookAndFeel());Similarily you can set theme for GTK+,  CDE/Motif or your own themetry  {	javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookAndFeel.setCurrentTheme(newMyMetalTheme());}catch(...)  { ... }Where MyTheme looks like:public class MyTheme extends DefaultMetalTheme{  public MyTheme() {   super();  }  protected ColorUIResource getPrimary2() {   	return new ColorUIResource(java.awt.Color.red);  }}
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