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    Default How to change the appearance of swing components?

    Hi all,

    I'm new to Java but I have extensive experience of both PHP and C/C++.

    I am using the javax.swing package because it seemed to do what I want quickly (i.e. building a GUI), but it looks so clunky! How can I alter the appearance of Swing components? E.g., I'm using a JTabbedPane, and I want the label text on each tab to be in a smaller and more elegant font than the default. Is there a way to do this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    The API is your friend.

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    To do it quickly you can use NetBeans GUI Editor. That should help I guess

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    If ur concern is label text to be smaller, then it's Font stuff.
    Use font that you want to use with ur choice font size.

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