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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

/* If You can accept all cells have same Height. */
/* (swing1.1beta3) */
package tame.examples;

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 tame.table.MultiLineCellRenderer;

@author Nobuo Tamemasa
@version 1.0 11/09/98
public class MultiLineCellExample extends JFrame {
  MultiLineCellExample() {
    super( "Multi-Line Cell Example" );

    DefaultTableModel dm = new DefaultTableModel() {
      public Class getColumnClass(int columnIndex) {
        return String.class;
    dm.setDataVector(new Object[][]{{"a\na","b\nb","c\nc"},
                     new Object[]{"1","2","3"});

    JTable table = new JTable( dm );

    int lines = 2;
    table.setRowHeight( table.getRowHeight() * lines);

    // table.setRowHeight(0);
    // I got "java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: New row height less than 1"
    table.setDefaultRenderer(String.class, new MultiLineCellRenderer());
    JScrollPane scroll = new JScrollPane( table );
    getContentPane().add( scroll );
    setSize( 400, 130 );

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

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