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improving the look and feel

dean tomlinson
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Joined: Jan 31, 2002
Posts: 94
i have read posts on this forum, advising not to change the look and feel of the swing components as it is out of requirements scope.
what i have done, to improve the quality of the user interface, is set up an application "style sheet" that includes font styles, background colour schemes etc.
i feel that this has improved the quality of the interface on my win2k machine, but is this likely to be ok on other platforms ? should i avoid using setFont and setBackground in this assignment ?
advise and comments greatly appreciated - dean
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
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I look at it this way. It isn't going to get you extra points, and if anything it is possible for it to make you lose points. They requirements do not state that they don't like the standard look and feel of Swing.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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