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How to use html for LABEL

Em Aiy
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Joined: May 11, 2006
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I am using Swing for some gui. I have to open some html page for which i am using JLabel with the following html tag

I was thinking that it'd open html file in browser when i click on label (without implementing any action listener). But it is not. Can somebody tell me what the wrong i am doing?

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Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9190

HTML support in most Swing components is provided simply to make text formatting easy. It will not duplicate the functionality of a web browser (i.e. clicking on an anchor tag taking you to another page). See here for the Java Tutorial chapter on HTML in Swing.
You either need to implement a listener to handle the mouse click or use a component like EditorPane which can more fully parse and render HTML.

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