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Hello, hopefully this should be an easy question to answer:
I have added a TextArea to a custom Panel subclass and I would like it to display its text contents without drawing standard AWT borders. I looked at the API and couldn't find any suitable methods for supressing border-draw in either the TextArea, TextComponent, or Component classes. What is the easiest way to accomplish this? Even if I could set the border to a fixed color to match my background color...
We had been hoping to avoid Swing components because we are still trying to target Java2 without the swing extension. So can I infer from your post that it is not possible to supress borders on AWT TextAreas? If so, I can look for another solution.
Well, with AWT the problem becomes what is supported by the OS. When you draw a textarea with AWT you are just requesting the native OS to display it's TextArea widget. So I would say you are out of luck.