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Change Look and feel

Change Look and feel
Definitive Guide to Swing for Java 2, Second Edition
By John Zukowski     
ISBN: 1-893115-78-X
Publisher: APress

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Container;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;

import javax.swing.DefaultComboBoxModel;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JComboBox;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.SwingUtilities;
import javax.swing.UIDefaults;
import javax.swing.UIManager;

public class ChangeLook {

  public static void main(String args[]) {

    final JFrame frame = new JFrame("Change Look");

    ActionListener actionListener = new ActionListener() {
      public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent actionEvent) {
        Object source = actionEvent.getSource();
        String lafClassName = null;
        if (source instanceof JComboBox) {
          JComboBox comboBox = (JComboBox) source;
          lafClassName = (String) comboBox.getSelectedItem();
        } else if (source instanceof JButton) {
          lafClassName = actionEvent.getActionCommand();
        if (lafClassName != null) {
          final String finalLafClassName = lafClassName;
          Runnable runnable = new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
              try {
              } catch (Exception exception) {
                    "Can't change look and feel",
                    "Invalid PLAF",

    Object newSettings[] = { "Button.background",,
        "Button.foreground", Color.magenta };
    UIDefaults defaults = UIManager.getDefaults();

    UIManager.LookAndFeelInfo looks[] = UIManager

    DefaultComboBoxModel model = new DefaultComboBoxModel();
    JComboBox comboBox = new JComboBox(model);

    JPanel panel = new JPanel();

    for (int i = 0, n = looks.length; i < n; i++) {
      JButton button = new JButton(looks[i].getName());


    Container contentPane = frame.getContentPane();
    contentPane.add(comboBox, BorderLayout.NORTH);
    contentPane.add(panel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
    frame.setSize(350, 150);


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