Hi, I am drawing a menu bar on the side of a canvas. I have a series of JLabels describing what various key strokes do. However below this I would like to draw a key showing what colours in the canvas represent. Is there any way that I have do something where I have a small image then beside it some text describing what the color represents? Say the box below is the JPanel...
|----------------� |<image><JLabel> | |<image><JLabel> | |<image><JLabel> | |<image><JLabel> | | | | | | | |_________________| This is the effect that I would like to get. Thanks.
You can make the icon yourself by just by making a class that implements Icon and takes a Color, and just paints a rectangle of that color in the paintIcon() method. JLabels can have both text and an Icon, so you can just set them both in a JLabel. The default is for the icon to be on the left of the text on the label, so you won't have to mess with setting any of that differently.
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