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Thread: Desktop ticker in Java

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    Default Desktop ticker in Java

    Hi,
    I want to create one scrolling desktop ticker in java.
    I've some idea of java swing but not able to implement yet..
    Can some one suggest some high level approach.

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    James.


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    Default Re: Desktop ticker in Java

    Can you describe what you are trying to do? For example: what is a desktop ticker? A clock display that goes tic tic tic tic?
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Desktop ticker in Java

    it is something like one line (a label) being displayed on desktop with scrolling text ...may be something like desktop gadget (like in windows vista and windows 7). Or something like sticky note type.

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    Default Re: Desktop ticker in Java

    What have you tried so far?
    Build a top level container, add a JLabel and a timer that shifts the labels contents over time.
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