Hi all! According to Java 2 Certification Study Guide (RHE): If you do not explicitly set a component's foreground or background color, the component uses the foreground and background color of its immediate container. I have an applet which contains several panels (navigate using a CardLayout). Each panel contains buttons. I thought that if the buttons were not explicitly assigned a background color, they should use the background color of the panel which contains them. This is not the case, however. I need to set the button background color explicitly to make it match the panel background. (If I do not, the button background defaults to gray). Does anyone know why this is the case? Thanks in advance. Stephanie
hello, i dont think the component will retain the color of immediate container.for any component,u need to explicitly set the color. Also as panel is invisible component,and panel is a container for placing components,the components will not inherit the color.