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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

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

import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JTabbedPane;
import javax.swing.UIManager;

@author Nobuo Tamemasa
@version 1.0 08/23/99
public class ColorTabbedPaneExample3 extends JFrame {

  String[] titles = {"blue",   "cyan", "green", "yellow",
                     "orange", "pink", "red"};
  Color[]  colors = {,   Color.cyan,, Color.yellow,
           ,, };
  JTabbedPane tabbedPane;

  public ColorTabbedPaneExample3() {
    super("ColorTabbedPaneExample (windows)");

    tabbedPane = new ColoredTabbedPane();
    for (int i=0;i<titles.length;i++) {
      tabbedPane.addTab(titles[i], createPane (titles[i], colors[i]));
      tabbedPane.setBackgroundAt(i, colors[i].darker());


  JPanel createPane(String title, Color color) {
    JPanel panel = new JPanel();
    JLabel label = new JLabel(title);
    return panel;

  class ColoredTabbedPane extends JTabbedPane {
    public Color getBackgroundAt(int index) {
      if (index == getSelectedIndex()) {
        return colors[index];
      } else {
        return super.getBackgroundAt(index);

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    try {
    } catch (Exception ex) {
    JFrame frame = new ColorTabbedPaneExample3();
    frame.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() {
      public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) {
    frame.setSize( 360, 100 );

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