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changing the text font in text area

karthik muthuveeramani

Joined: Apr 12, 2001
Posts: 5
We are developing a chat program. I want to know how to have a particular text(or a particular line) bold, while the other lines remain plain.
(as in a typical chat interface).
Manfred Leonhardt
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Joined: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 1492
Hi Karthik,
I think the only way to do that is to use the JTextPane that comes with Swing. AWT won't do at all...
Good Luck,
Thomas Paul
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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That is correct.

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Nelson David

Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 13
but how? can u give example.
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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This is a Swing question, so I will move the topic over there.

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