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Colored text output????

dorjee gyaltsen
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Joined: Dec 29, 2004
Posts: 4
Following are the codes i've used to output my sequence in the main() method. It does give me the sequence that i want, but since i'm not femiliar with Swing stuffs, can anyone help with how to get the sequence(String) in colored text. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

//a part of my code in the main() method.
for(int x=0; x<myseq.length(); x=x+60) {
if((x+60)<=myseq.length()){
System.out.print(myseq.substring(x, x+60)+ "\t");
System.out.println((myseq.substring(x, x+60)).length()+x);
}
else{
System.out.print(myseq.substring(x, myseq.length())+ "\t");
System.out.println(myseq.substring(x, myseq.length()).length()+x);
}
}
Thanks a lot in advance.
clio katz
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Joined: Apr 30, 2004
Posts: 101
based on your code snippet, you are displaying your output on the console, not using swing.

if you decide to use swing, you can look into using jcomponents that support rich text (eg JLabel using HTML markup).

if you stick with the console display, you can only output colored characters if your operating system supports colored console chars, and if you know the OS control codes to trigger the color attributes ... not a recommended strategy but there have been those who've done it:-)

hth
 
 
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