A simple Bean which extends JLabel : JLabel « Swing « Java Tutorial

import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Dimension;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.event.MouseAdapter;
import java.awt.event.MouseEvent;
import java.io.Serializable;

import javax.swing.JLabel;

public class Colors extends JLabel implements Serializable {
  transient private Color color; // not persistent

  private boolean rectangular; // is persistent

  public Colors() {
    addMouseListener(new MouseAdapter() {
      public void mousePressed(MouseEvent me) {
    rectangular = false;
    setSize(200, 100);

  public boolean getRectangular() {
    return rectangular;

  public void setRectangular(boolean flag) {
    this.rectangular = flag;

  public void change() {
    color = randomColor();

  private Color randomColor() {
    int r = (int) (255 * Math.random());
    int g = (int) (255 * Math.random());
    int b = (int) (255 * Math.random());
    return new Color(r, g, b);

  public void paint(Graphics g) {
    Dimension d = getSize();
    int h = d.height;
    int w = d.width;
    if (rectangular) {
      g.fillRect(0, 0, w - 1, h - 1);
    } else {
      g.fillOval(0, 0, w - 1, h - 1);

14.3.2.Create JLabel component
14.3.3.Create a JLabel with an image icon
14.3.4.JLabel is for displaying text, images or both. It does not react to input events.
14.3.5.Horizontal Alignment: CENTER
14.3.6.Vertical Alignment: CENTER
14.3.7.Horizontal Alignment: LEFT
14.3.8.Vertical Alignment: TOP
14.3.9.Horizontal Alignment: RIGHT
14.3.10.Vertical Alignment: BOTTOM
14.3.11.The text is horizontally and vertically centered
14.3.12.The text is right-justified and vertically centered
14.3.13.The text is left-justified and top-aligned
14.3.14.The text is right-justified and top-aligned
14.3.15.The text is left-justified and bottom-aligned
14.3.16.The text is right-justified and bottom-aligned
14.3.17.Add Icon to JLabelAdd Icon to JLabel
14.3.18.Mix Icon and text in JLabelMix Icon and text in JLabel
14.3.19.Set Font and foreground color for a JLabelSet Font and foreground color for a JLabel
14.3.20.Load image from disk file and add it to a JLabelLoad image from disk file and add it to a JLabel
14.3.21.Using JLabel Mnemonics: Interconnect a specific JLabel and JTextField.Using JLabel Mnemonics: Interconnect a specific JLabel and JTextField.
14.3.22.Using a JLabel and pass in HTML for the textUsing a JLabel and pass in HTML for the text
14.3.23.Multiline label (HTML)
14.3.24.JLabel with more than one row
14.3.25.A simple Bean which extends JLabel
14.3.26.Add JLabel to JScrollPane
14.3.27.Disable a label
14.3.28.Unicode with Label
14.3.29.Customizing a JLabel Look and Feel
14.3.30.Associate JLabel component with a JTextField
14.3.31.Setting the Focus of a JTextField Component Using a JLabel Component
14.3.32.JLabel with lined border
14.3.33.A Label that uses inline HTML to format its text
14.3.34.A label with no indication it has been clicked
14.3.35.Adding Drag-and-Drop Support to a JLabel Component
14.3.36.Have a Label with underlined text
14.3.37.Multi Line Label
14.3.38.Vertical Label UI
14.3.39.Time panel shows the current time.
14.3.40.URL Label
14.3.41.Hyperlink Label
14.3.42.Gradient Label