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Tab character in JPanel string

Alan Drennan

Joined: May 24, 2005
Posts: 1
If I include a tab charater in a JPanel's String parameter, it does not display.

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class demo extends JApplet {
JPanel numBar = new JPanel(new FlowLayout(FlowLayout.LEADING));

public void init(){
JApplet myApp = new JApplet();
String str = "xxx" + '\t' + "zzz";
JLabel msg1 = new JLabel(str, JLabel.LEADING);


The JLabel displays "xxxzzz", instead of "xxx zzz"

What am I doing wrong?
Fahd Shariff
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 38
Yes JLabel does not render tab characters properly. You will need to override the paint method of JLabel to handle this. Or the second option is to replace your \t characters with spaces.

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