Many components support several size options, including buttons, labels, check boxes,
radio buttons, combo boxes, sliders, spinners, text fields, text areas, scroll panes,
and tabbed panes.
A size is specified using the
JComponent.sizeVariant client property with values
regular (the default),
The size option generally affects the default font for the component.
In some cases, the size option also determines the fixed height and/or width of the component.
VAqua supports containers that display in the style of an Aqua group box, where the
components are arranged inside a rounded rectangle with an optional title. To use this
style, create a
JPanel and set the
JPanel.style client property
groupBox. To display a title above the group box, set the
Aqua.groupBoxTitle client property
to the title text.
When the group box style is used, VAqua defines a default
border for the
JPanel that positions the components of the
properly within the rounded rectangle and leaves room for the title (if any) above the
An application may set its own border on the
JPanel, but one must be careful
to provide enough empty space for the edge of the rounded rectangle and any title.
Windmill Progress Indicators
VAqua supports the windmill style circular form of indeterminate progress
indicators. To use this style, set the
JProgressBar.style client property
circular. Circular progress bars are supported in three sizes (see above).
This option is supported only on indeterminate progress
Split Pane Divider Styles
VAqua supports three styles for split pane dividers. The default style is a
thin divider. The other styles are wider and display a dimple. A split pane divider
style is selected by setting the
JSplitPane.style client property on
the JSplitPane to
Option Pane Document
When an option pane has no selection values, VAqua creates a text field to display
the message. The text field uses a default document. In some cases, it may be desirable
to restrict the text that can be entered, by using a custom document. A custom document
(an instance of
can be supplied by making it the value of the
client property of the JOptionPane.
Identifying Custom Cell Editors
Certain components (combo boxes, text fields) display differently or use a different focus ring when they are used as cell editors in lists, tables, or trees. VAqua defines client properties that can be used to identify custom components as cell editors or containers of cell editors.
If the value of the component client property
true, then the component is treated as a cell editor.
If the value of this property is (Boolean)
false, then the component is not treated as a cell
If the property is neither true nor false, then the component is treated as a cell editor if and only if
its parent is recognized as a cell container. A custom component is recognized as a
cell container if the value of its
JComponent.isCellContainer client property