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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

/* (swing1.1beta3) */
package tame.examples;

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.Component;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

import javax.swing.AbstractListModel;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JList;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTable;
import javax.swing.ListCellRenderer;
import javax.swing.ListModel;
import javax.swing.UIManager;
import javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel;
import javax.swing.table.JTableHeader;

@author Nobuo Tamemasa
@version 1.0 11/09/98
public class RowHeaderExample extends JFrame {

  public RowHeaderExample() {
    super( "Row Header Example" );
    setSize( 300, 150 );

    ListModel lm = new AbstractListModel() {
      String headers[] = {"a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "g", "h", "i"};
      public int getSize() { return headers.length; }
      public Object getElementAt(int index) {
        return headers[index];

    DefaultTableModel dm = new DefaultTableModel(lm.getSize(),10);
    JTable table = new JTable( dm );

    JList rowHeader = new JList(lm);

                               + table.getRowMargin());
//                             + table.getIntercellSpacing().height);
    rowHeader.setCellRenderer(new RowHeaderRenderer(table));

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

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

@author Nobuo Tamemasa
@version 1.0 11/09/98
class RowHeaderRenderer extends JLabel implements ListCellRenderer {

  RowHeaderRenderer(JTable table) {
    JTableHeader header = table.getTableHeader();

  public Component getListCellRendererComponent( JList list,
         Object value, int index, boolean isSelected, boolean cellHasFocus) {
    setText((value == null) ? "" : value.toString());
    return this;

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