I am currently working on a Java IRC Client, and I wanted to know if there's a simple way to show formatted text in a scrollable object. I could feasibly parse the incoming messages and change the control codes used on IRC with HTML code to format the text, and use something like a JLabel to show the formatted text. However, I don't seem to be able to scroll through the text of a JLabel.. Is this even possible? Or is there a different object I should look into? Or maybe I need to make a custom control or something?
I'm pretty lost here, so I'd really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.
I was looking into that, but I don't seem to be able to display formatted text with it. However, JEditorPane does let me do this. I have a question though, is it possible to just append new HTML formatted text to it? Or do I have to change all the text everytime I want to update the box?