What this is

This file is part of the Tame Swing collection that we have compiled. All of the Java source code in these examples was created by Nobuo Tamemasa. As these examples have become hard to find on the internet, we have put them in one place here, supported by minimal advertising. In time we will include images of each running sample Java/Swing application.

The intent of having these files here is to help you learn Java and Swing by example, and Tame certainly created some terrific examples of the power of the Swing framework.

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The source code

/* (swing1.1.1beta1) */
package tame.examples;

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.Component;
import java.awt.Dimension;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.event.AdjustmentEvent;
import java.awt.event.AdjustmentListener;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JScrollBar;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTable;
import javax.swing.ListSelectionModel;
import javax.swing.table.AbstractTableModel;

@author Nobuo Tamemasa
@version 1.0 03/05/99
public class FixedRowExample extends JFrame {
  Object[][] data;
  Object[] column;
  JTable fixedTable,table;
  private int FIXED_NUM = 2;

  public FixedRowExample() {
    super( "Fixed Row Example" );

    data =  new Object[][]{
        {      "a","","","","",""},
        {      "","b","","","",""},
        {      "","","c","","",""},
        {      "","","","d","",""},
        {      "","","","","e",""},
        {      "","","","","","f"},
    column = new Object[]{"A","B","C","D","E","F"};

    AbstractTableModel    model = new AbstractTableModel() {
      public int getColumnCount() { return column.length; }
      public int getRowCount() { return data.length - FIXED_NUM; }
      public String getColumnName(int col) {
       return (String)column[col];
      public Object getValueAt(int row, int col) {
        return data[row][col];
      public void setValueAt(Object obj, int row, int col) {
        data[row][col] = obj;
      public boolean CellEditable(int row, int col) {
        return true;

    AbstractTableModel fixedModel = new AbstractTableModel() {
      public int getColumnCount() { return column.length; }
      public int getRowCount() { return FIXED_NUM; }
      public Object getValueAt(int row, int col) {
        return data[row + (data.length - FIXED_NUM)][col];

    table = new JTable( model );

    fixedTable = new JTable( fixedModel );

    JScrollPane scroll      = new JScrollPane( table );

    JScrollPane fixedScroll = new JScrollPane( fixedTable ) {
      public void setColumnHeaderView(Component view) {} // work around
    };                                                   //
                                             // fixedScroll.setColumnHeader(null);

    JScrollBar bar = fixedScroll.getVerticalScrollBar();
    JScrollBar dummyBar = new JScrollBar() {
      public void paint(Graphics g) {}

    final JScrollBar bar1 = scroll.getHorizontalScrollBar();
    JScrollBar bar2 = fixedScroll.getHorizontalScrollBar();
    bar2.addAdjustmentListener(new AdjustmentListener() {
      public void adjustmentValueChanged(AdjustmentEvent e) {

    scroll.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(400, 100));
    fixedScroll.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(400, 52));  // Hmm...
    getContentPane().add(     scroll, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    getContentPane().add(fixedScroll, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    FixedRowExample frame = new FixedRowExample();
    frame.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() {
      public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) {