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Thread: Using a JLabel to use html elements

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    Default Using a JLabel to use html elements

    I was able to create a, very poor, textarea with the html and textarea tags inside a JLabel. However, it's not letting me really alter the cols that much. Also, it won't do textfield.

    Also, how do I access the value of my textarea inside the JLabel? And how do I get the JLabel to do an href, i.e. become a link? I got the blue underline but it's not going anywhere.

       import javax.swing.JLabel;
       import javax.swing.JPanel;
       import javax.swing.JFrame;
       import java.awt.GridLayout;
       import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
       public class LabelFormExample extends JFrame
          private JLabel form;
          private JPanel contentPane;
          public LabelFormExample()
             contentPane = new JPanel();
             setContentPane(new JScrollPane(contentPane, JScrollPane.VERTICAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED, JScrollPane.HORIZONTAL_SCROLLBAR_AS_NEEDED));
             form = new JLabel("<html><form><textarea rows=30 cols=30>    <br/> Wenguin <br/> <textfield> </textfield> <A HREF=http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_textarea_cols.asp> Mongoose </A></form></html>");
             contentPane.setLayout(new GridLayout(5,1));
             contentPane.add(new JLabel("<html><A href=http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_textarea_cols.asp> Website </A></html>"));
             contentPane.add(new JLabel("<html><textfield text=mongoose></textfield></html>"));
             contentPane.add(new JLabel("<html><img src=C:/Users/Wenguin/Documents/Rikki2/Rikki2/Av1.jpg></img></html>"));
           contentPane.add(new javax.swing.JButton("<html><textarea rows=20 cols=20></textarea></html>"));
          public static void main(String[] args)
             new LabelFormExample();

    It made a textarea in the middle of a JButton!!!! That is totally bizarre!

    Seriously, how do you turn a JLabel into a hyperlink?

    I mean, is there an easier way than adding a MouseListener to it, then having a Desktop.getDesktop().browse() and having it underlined and setting the foreground to blue?

    Also, what other form elements and html elements can I access with JLabel and is it possible to get their values or add actions to them if they're buttons?
    Last edited by javapenguin; May 17th, 2012 at 09:43 PM.

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    Default Re: Using a JLabel to use html elements

    Moved to AWT / Java Swing ...please post in the appropriate category

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