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Thread: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

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    Default Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    Hi guys,

    I am new to this forum and this is my very first post, i hope someone will be able to help me.
    Please note i am a begninner so dont be too harsh on me.
    Last edited by newtolearningjava; April 26th, 2014 at 07:12 PM.


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    Default Re: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    how i can set all the buttons different colours.
    Use an array of Colors: Color[] theColorArray = {Color.red, Color.blue};
    Access each element in turn inside of the setBackground(theColorArray[theIdx]) method.
    Make sure the array has enough colors in it or make sure the index to the array: theIdx is reset to 0 when it gets to the end of the array.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    hi norm,

    i do not understand this

    Access each element in turn inside of the setBackground(theColorArray[theIdx]) method.
    Make sure the array has enough colors in it or make sure the index to the array: theIdx is reset to 0 when it gets to the end of the array.

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    Default Re: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    Do you understand arrays and how to use an index with them?

    By changing the value of the index from 0 to the length of the array-1 the code can access each element in the array in turn. (in turn means: the first one, then the second one, then the third one, etc)
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Do you understand arrays and how to use an index with them?

    By changing the value of the index from 0 to the length of the array-1 the code can access each element in the array in turn. (in turn means: the first one, then the second one, then the third one, etc)
    well this was nice and quick.. i have solved it with your help. ta

    am i able to ask another related to this thread or would i need to start another thread?
    Last edited by newtolearningjava; April 13th, 2014 at 02:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    If your new question builds on this program and still seems relevant to the thread title, sure, ask in this thread.

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    Default Re: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    Quote Originally Posted by GregBrannon View Post
    If your new question builds on this program and still seems relevant to the thread title, sure, ask in this thread.
    oopsi i have started another thread on timer swing

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    Default Re: Buttons Multicoloured gridlayout

    Nah. I think you made the right decision.

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