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Thread: I give up. Need help changing color of JTabbedPane selected Tab. I've Googled so hard

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    Default I give up. Need help changing color of JTabbedPane selected Tab. I've Googled so hard

    I've been googling this for several hours. None of the solutions I've found have worked for me. I'm trying to make the JTabbedPane's selected tab's color change.
    Sorry the code is long, but it's all at the top, and I think it's something with the rest of the code that's affecting it, as all the examples I've tried have worked.

    P.S. Please help. I'm really at my wit's end.

    Edit: Clearly I'm new. I hope I posted correctly.

    /* Applet skeleton
     * @author :
     * Date : 
     */
    import javax.swing.*;
    import javax.swing.border.*;
    import java.awt.*;
    public class AppletName extends JApplet
     {
    	//Movie Tab Declarations
    	JPanel applet;
     
    	// Movie Tab Declarations
    	JLabel title, moviesimagelabel, movietitle, moviedateacquired, movieinfolabel;
    	JTabbedPane tabs;
    	JList movieslist;
    	DefaultListModel model;
    	JScrollPane scrollmovieslist, scrollmovieinfotextarea;
    	Image moviesimage;
    	ImageIcon moviesicon;
    	Border moviesborder;
    	JTextArea movieinfotextarea;
     
      //*********************************************************
     
        public void init( )
        {
        	doFirst();
        	doMoviesTab( );
        	doMusicTab( );
        	doGamesTab( );
        	doAddTab( );
        	}
     
      //*********************************************************
     
        public void doFirst( )
        {
        	applet = new JPanel();
        	applet.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
        	this.setSize(new Dimension(600, 400));
     
        	UIManager.put("Tabbedpane.selected", new javax.swing.plaf.ColorUIResource(Color.red));
        	UIManager.put("Tabbedpane.contentAreaColor", new javax.swing.plaf.ColorUIResource(Color.red));
        	UIManager.put("Tabbedpane.background", new javax.swing.plaf.ColorUIResource(Color.red));
        	UIManager.put("Tabbedpane.shadow", new javax.swing.plaf.ColorUIResource(Color.red));
        	UIManager.put("TabbedPane.contentBorderInsets", new Insets(0, 0, 0, 0));
     
        	title = new JLabel("<html><font size=18>Media Collection Manager</font>");
        	tabs = new JTabbedPane(JTabbedPane.TOP);
     
        	title.setOpaque(true);
        	tabs.setOpaque(true);
     
        	//title.setBackground(Color.black);
        	//title.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	//tabs.setBackground(Color.black);
        	//tabs.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
     
        	applet.add(title, BorderLayout.NORTH);
        	applet.add(tabs, BorderLayout.CENTER);
        	add(applet);
        	}
     
      //*********************************************************
     
        public void doMoviesTab( )
        {
        	//Panels
        	JPanel moviespanel = new JPanel( );
        	JPanel himoviespanel = new JPanel();
        	JPanel lomoviespanel = new JPanel();
     
        	//Layouts
        	himoviespanel.setLayout(new GridLayout(1,2));
        	lomoviespanel.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
     
        	//Upper Components
        	model = new DefaultListModel();
        	movieslist = new JList(model);
        	scrollmovieslist = new JScrollPane(movieslist);
        	moviesimage = getImage(getCodeBase(), "placeholder.gif");
        	moviesicon = new ImageIcon(moviesimage);
        	moviesimagelabel = new JLabel(moviesicon);
     
        	//Lower Components
        	moviesborder = BorderFactory.createEtchedBorder(EtchedBorder.LOWERED);
        	movietitle = new JLabel("Movie Title");
        	movieinfolabel = new JLabel("Placeholder");
        	movieinfotextarea = new JTextArea("Placeholder Text. Placeholder Text. Placeholder Text. Placeholder Text. Placeholder Text.");
        	scrollmovieinfotextarea = new JScrollPane(movieinfotextarea);
        	moviedateacquired = new JLabel("Date Acquired");
     
        	//Cosmetic Stuff
        	movieinfotextarea.setEditable(false);
        	movieinfotextarea.setLineWrap(true);
        	movieinfotextarea.setWrapStyleWord(true);
        	movieinfolabel.setBorder(moviesborder);
        	movieinfolabel.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(250,150));
        	movieinfotextarea.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(250, 150));
     
        	//Colors
        	scrollmovieslist.setOpaque(true);
        	scrollmovieslist.setBackground(Color.black);
        	scrollmovieslist.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	moviesimagelabel.setOpaque(true);
        	moviesimagelabel.setBackground(Color.black);
        	moviesimagelabel.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	movietitle.setOpaque(true);
        	movietitle.setBackground(Color.black);
        	movietitle.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	movieinfolabel.setOpaque(true);
        	movieinfolabel.setBackground(Color.black);
        	movieinfolabel.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	scrollmovieinfotextarea.setOpaque(true);
        	scrollmovieinfotextarea.setBackground(Color.black);
        	scrollmovieinfotextarea.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	moviedateacquired.setOpaque(true);
        	moviedateacquired.setBackground(Color.black);
        	moviedateacquired.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	himoviespanel.setOpaque(true);
        	himoviespanel.setBackground(Color.black);
        	himoviespanel.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	lomoviespanel.setOpaque(true);
        	lomoviespanel.setBackground(Color.black);
        	lomoviespanel.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
        	moviespanel.setOpaque(true);
        	moviespanel.setBackground(Color.black);
        	moviespanel.setForeground(Color.lightGray);
     
        	//Add components to panels
        	himoviespanel.add(scrollmovieslist);
        	himoviespanel.add(moviesimagelabel);
        	lomoviespanel.add(movietitle, BorderLayout.NORTH);
        	lomoviespanel.add(movieinfolabel, BorderLayout.WEST);
        	lomoviespanel.add(scrollmovieinfotextarea, BorderLayout.CENTER);
        	lomoviespanel.add(moviedateacquired, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
     
        	//Add panels to tab
        	moviespanel.add(himoviespanel);
        	moviespanel.add(lomoviespanel);
     
        	//Add tab
        	//tabs.setBackgroundAt(1, Color.RED);
        	//tabs.setForegroundAt(1, Color.GREEN);
        	tabs.addTab("Movies", null, moviespanel, "Browse your movie collection");
        	}
     
      //*********************************************************
     
        public void doMusicTab( )
        {
        	JPanel musicpanel = new JPanel( );
     
        	//tabs.setBackgroundAt(2, Color.darkGray);
        	//tabs.setForegroundAt(2, Color.lightGray);
        	tabs.addTab("Music", null, musicpanel, "Browse your music collection");
        	}
     
      //*********************************************************
     
        public void doGamesTab( )
        {
        	JPanel gamespanel = new JPanel( );
     
        	//tabs.setBackgroundAt(3, Color.darkGray);
        	//tabs.setForegroundAt(3, Color.lightGray);
        	tabs.addTab("Games", null, gamespanel, "Browse your game collection");
        	}
     
      //*********************************************************
     
        public void doAddTab( )
        {
        	JPanel addpanel = new JPanel( );
     
        	//tabs.setBackgroundAt(4, Color.darkGray);
        	//tabs.setForegroundAt(3, Color.lightGray);
        	tabs.addTab("Add New", null, addpanel, "Add new items to your collection");
        	}
        }
    Last edited by shawksly; November 8th, 2011 at 10:06 PM.


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    Default Re: I give up. Need help changing color of JTabbedPane selected Tab. I've Googled so

    I did find this with a quick search. I'll admit I don't know if it's accurate but I found this:

    jGuru: How do I change the color of the selected tab on a JTabbedPane?

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    Default Re: I give up. Need help changing color of JTabbedPane selected Tab. I've Googled so

    Thank you so much for trying, but unfortunately I tried that already. For some reason my code just doesn't respond.

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