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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(4,1));
             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>"));
          public static void main(String[] args)
             new LabelFormExample();

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

    What happened to my thread?

    Seriously, is there a way to incorporate html elements in Java GUI's?

    What I was confused on was how come my textarea inside the JLabel couldn't expand beyond a certain amount of columns.

    This also might be useful if trying to make a JApplet also have an html form in it.

    Why the heck was my thread deleted?
    Last edited by javapenguin; May 17th, 2012 at 10:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Using a JLabel to use html elements

    You should know the forum rules and rhythm by now - your thread was not deleted, it was moved to the appropriate category.


    I am locking this thread. Please keep discussions in the appropriate location

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