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Button appearance in AWT

Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Can someone suggest me how to change the appearance of a button ? I want to display a button which will have an appearance of a pressed button after it is clicked for the first time.
sailesh gadia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2001
Posts: 5
I guess you can use 2 separate gifs.
1 for normal state and other for pressed state(i.e. when button is pressed)
See the code for Swing :
BTNGo.setIcon(new javax.swing.ImageIcon(getClass().getResource("normal.gif")));
BTNGo.setPressedIcon(new javax.swing.ImageIcon(getClass().getResource("pressed.gif")));
Grant Crofton
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Joined: Nov 08, 2000
Posts: 154
Yeah, you'd need to use Swing - the appearance of buttons in AWT is set by the OS.
If you need to use AWT, there might be some way of stopping the button recieving events once it's depressed, so it never changes it's appearance.
 
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