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Install List cell renderer
import java.awt.Component;

import javax.swing.Icon;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JList;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.ListCellRenderer;

class MyCellRenderer extends JLabel implements ListCellRenderer {

  public MyCellRenderer() {

  public Component getListCellRendererComponent(JList list, Object value, int index,
      boolean isSelected, boolean cellHasFocus) {

    if (isSelected) {
    } else {
    return this;

public class JListRenderer {

  public static void main(String[] a) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame();

    JList list = new JList(new String[]{"A","B","C"});  
    list.setCellRenderer(new MyCellRenderer());  
    frame.add(new JScrollPane(list));   

    frame.setSize(300, 200);


14.41.JList Renderer
14.41.1.Rendering JList Elements
14.41.2.Install List cell rendererInstall List cell renderer
14.41.3.Add your own ListCellRendererAdd your own ListCellRenderer
14.41.4.Creating a Complex ListCellRenderer: font, icon and colorCreating a Complex ListCellRenderer: font, icon and color
14.41.5.The items can be arbitrary objects. The toString() method of the objects is displayed in the list component.
14.41.6.Setting the Dimensions of an Item in a JList Component
14.41.7.Set the item dimensions using a sample value
14.41.8.Change the layout orientation so that its items are displayed top-to-bottom and left-to-right.