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Borders with a BevelBorder used on JLabels as a highlight

Borders with a BevelBorder used on JLabels as a highlight
import java.awt.GridLayout;
import java.awt.event.MouseAdapter;
import java.awt.event.MouseEvent;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.border.BevelBorder;
import javax.swing.border.EmptyBorder;

public class BevelExample extends JPanel {

  BevelBorder bevel;

  EmptyBorder empty;

  JLabel label[] = new JLabel[4];

  public BevelExample() {
    setLayout(new GridLayout(1, 4));

    bevel = new BevelBorder(BevelBorder.RAISED);
    empty = new EmptyBorder(5, 5, 5, 5);

    label[0] = new JLabel("Home");
    label[1] = new JLabel("Back");
    label[2] = new JLabel("Forward");
    label[3] = new JLabel("Stop");

    for (int i = 0; i < label.length; i++) {
      label[i].addMouseListener(new RolloverListener());

  public static void main(String s[]) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Bevel Border");
    frame.setSize(400, 100);
    frame.setContentPane(new BevelExample());

  // Inner class to respond to mouse events for the "rollover" effect
  class RolloverListener extends MouseAdapter {
    public void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e) {
      ((JLabel) e.getComponent()).setBorder(bevel);

    public void mouseExited(MouseEvent e) {
      ((JLabel) e.getComponent()).setBorder(empty);

    public void mouseClicked(MouseEvent e) {
      String text = ((JLabel) e.getComponent()).getText();
      System.out.println("You clicked " + text + "!");


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