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Hi
I am working on a chat program. I am appending the messages to a TextArea in an applet. I want to show the messages in different colors as they are appended to the text area. If I call setForeground for the textarea, the messages already appended to the textarea are changed to the new color. How can I prevent this and show only the message that is appended after calling setForeground()be shown in that color? Is there any other way?
Please help...urgent
Thanks,
Elizabeth
 
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Originally posted by Elizabeth Luckose:
Hi
I am working on a chat program. I am appending the messages to a TextArea in an applet. I want to show the messages in different colors as they are appended to the text area. If I call setForeground for the textarea, the messages already appended to the textarea are changed to the new color. How can I prevent this and show only the message that is appended after calling setForeground()be shown in that color? Is there any other way?
Please help...urgent
Thanks,
Elizabeth


Since you mention TextArea I assume you are using AWT. You can't color parts of the Text differently within TextArea. You have to use swing or write your own component.
Heli
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