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Thread: Shapes: How to Outline with Thick Borders?

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    Question Shapes: How to Outline with Thick Borders?

    The program I am currently writing allows users to "select" objects that bounce around the screen. When an object is selected, the program draws a border around it so that the user can know that it is selected. However, the method I currently use to draw the outline, Graphics's drawOval() method, only draws a single pixel border, and this border is often not think enough to distinguish from the actual shape it is meant to outline.

    Does anyone know of a way to draw a think border around a shape?
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    Default Re: Shapes: How to Outline with Thick Borders?

    Set the Graphics Stroke....(or change the color).
    For instance:
    Stroke previousStroke = g.getStroke();
    g.setStroke(new BasicStroke(2.0f));//2 pixel width
    g.drawOval(...)
    g.setStroke(previousStroke);

    ...assuming g is a Graphics2D instance

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    Default Re: Shapes: How to Outline with Thick Borders?

    Ah! I knew there had to be a simple way to do it!

    Okay, thank you very much!
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