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JButton color

John Zelek

Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 2
I am trying to set up an interface with nine buttons, each with a different color. How do I set/change the color of each of the buttons. I am not trying to change the text color on the button. I am trying to change the color of the button itself. Seems like a simple task but not finding anything. I am trying to mimic the game Simon Says and I would like each button to be a different color, not just the border

JButton b1 = new JButton("1");
Russell Slighton

Joined: Nov 18, 2012
Posts: 5
You could try to add a border then setBackgroundColor(), however, after adding a border, the button will not darken when clicked and will also looses several graphical functions. (But not functional functions)
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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