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Pawel Poltorak
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Joined: Sep 21, 2005
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Howdy ranchers,

I decided to add more standard gui to my application: menu and toolbar. If I use toolbar then I must use the icons but I'm not a good at graphics myself. Do you think I can download already made, free icons (from Sun or Eclipse for instance), copy them into my jar file, and use them in my application? Or maybe I canot use icons which are not made by me?

Best Regards,
Pawel


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B Chen
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Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 89
If you draw your own icons, it may take too much time and not look good. If you use a downloaded icon, you risk automatic failure for submitting something you did not write. So why risk it while there is nothing to gain?


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Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Pawel,

You might be interested in Sun's Java look and feel Graphics Repository. These icons are available for use (read the license, and follow it's instructions).

Regards, Andrew


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