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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) */
package tame.examples;

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Dimension;
import java.awt.Insets;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTable;
import javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel;
import javax.swing.table.TableColumnModel;

import tame.border.LinesBorder;
import tame.table.BorderCellRenderer;

@author Nobuo Tamemasa
@version 1.0  3/06/99
public class ColumnBorderTableExample extends JFrame {

  public ColumnBorderTableExample() {
    super( "Column Border Example" );

    DefaultTableModel dm = new DefaultTableModel(4,10);
    JTable table = new JTable( dm );
    table.setIntercellSpacing(new Dimension(0,0));

    Color color = table.getGridColor();
    BorderCellRenderer[] renderers = new BorderCellRenderer[6];
    renderers[0] = createRenderer(color, new Insets(0,0,0,1));
    renderers[1] = createRenderer(color, new Insets(0,1,0,1));
    renderers[2] = createRenderer(color, new Insets(0,1,0,2));
    renderers[3] = createRenderer(color, new Insets(0,2,0,2));
    renderers[4] = createRenderer(color, new Insets(0,2,0,0));
    renderers[5] = createRenderer(, new Insets(0,1,1,1));

    TableColumnModel model = table.getColumnModel();

    JScrollPane scroll = new JScrollPane( table );
    getContentPane().add(scroll, BorderLayout.CENTER);

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ColumnBorderTableExample frame = new ColumnBorderTableExample();
    frame.addWindowListener( new WindowAdapter() {
      public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e ) {
    frame.setSize( 300, 120 );

  private static BorderCellRenderer createRenderer(Color color, Insets insets) {
    BorderCellRenderer renderer = new BorderCellRenderer();
    renderer.setColumnBorder(new LinesBorder(color, insets));
    return renderer;

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