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BorderFactory


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Class BorderFactory



  • public class BorderFactory
    extends Object
    Factory class for vending standard Border objects. Wherever possible, this factory will hand out references to shared Border instances. For further information and examples see How to Use Borders, a section in The Java Tutorial.
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Static Methods Concrete Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method and Description
      static Border createBevelBorder(int type)
      Creates a beveled border of the specified type, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows.
      static Border createBevelBorder(int type, Color highlight, Color shadow)
      Creates a beveled border of the specified type, using the specified highlighting and shadowing.
      static Border createBevelBorder(int type, Color highlightOuter, Color highlightInner, Color shadowOuter, Color shadowInner)
      Creates a beveled border of the specified type, using the specified colors for the inner and outer highlight and shadow areas.
      static CompoundBorder createCompoundBorder()
      Creates a compound border with a null inside edge and a null outside edge.
      static CompoundBorder createCompoundBorder(Border outsideBorder, Border insideBorder)
      Creates a compound border specifying the border objects to use for the outside and inside edges.
      static Border createDashedBorder(Paint paint)
      Creates a dashed border of the specified paint.
      static Border createDashedBorder(Paint paint, float length, float spacing)
      Creates a dashed border of the specified paint, relative length, and relative spacing.
      static Border createDashedBorder(Paint paint, float thickness, float length, float spacing, boolean rounded)
      Creates a dashed border of the specified paint, thickness, line shape, relative length, and relative spacing.
      static Border createEmptyBorder()
      Creates an empty border that takes up no space.
      static Border createEmptyBorder(int top, int left, int bottom, int right)
      Creates an empty border that takes up space but which does no drawing, specifying the width of the top, left, bottom, and right sides.
      static Border createEtchedBorder()
      Creates a border with an "etched" look using the component's current background color for highlighting and shading.
      static Border createEtchedBorder(Color highlight, Color shadow)
      Creates a border with an "etched" look using the specified highlighting and shading colors.
      static Border createEtchedBorder(int type)
      Creates a border with an "etched" look using the component's current background color for highlighting and shading.
      static Border createEtchedBorder(int type, Color highlight, Color shadow)
      Creates a border with an "etched" look using the specified highlighting and shading colors.
      static Border createLineBorder(Color color)
      Creates a line border withe the specified color.
      static Border createLineBorder(Color color, int thickness)
      Creates a line border with the specified color and width.
      static Border createLineBorder(Color color, int thickness, boolean rounded)
      Creates a line border with the specified color, thickness, and corner shape.
      static Border createLoweredBevelBorder()
      Creates a border with a lowered beveled edge, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows.
      static Border createLoweredSoftBevelBorder()
      Creates a beveled border with a lowered edge and softened corners, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows.
      static MatteBorder createMatteBorder(int top, int left, int bottom, int right, Color color)
      Creates a matte-look border using a solid color.
      static MatteBorder createMatteBorder(int top, int left, int bottom, int right, Icon tileIcon)
      Creates a matte-look border that consists of multiple tiles of a specified icon.
      static Border createRaisedBevelBorder()
      Creates a border with a raised beveled edge, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows.
      static Border createRaisedSoftBevelBorder()
      Creates a beveled border with a raised edge and softened corners, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows.
      static Border createSoftBevelBorder(int type)
      Creates a beveled border of the specified type with softened corners, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows.
      static Border createSoftBevelBorder(int type, Color highlight, Color shadow)
      Creates a beveled border of the specified type with softened corners, using the specified highlighting and shadowing.
      static Border createSoftBevelBorder(int type, Color highlightOuter, Color highlightInner, Color shadowOuter, Color shadowInner)
      Creates a beveled border of the specified type with softened corners, using the specified colors for the inner and outer edges of the highlight and the shadow areas.
      static Border createStrokeBorder(BasicStroke stroke)
      Creates a border of the specified stroke.
      static Border createStrokeBorder(BasicStroke stroke, Paint paint)
      Creates a border of the specified stroke and paint.
      static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border)
      Creates a new titled border with an empty title, the specified border object, the default text position (determined by the current look and feel), the default justification (leading), and the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
      static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border, String title)
      Adds a title to an existing border, with default positioning (determined by the current look and feel), default justification (leading) and the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
      static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border, String title, int titleJustification, int titlePosition)
      Adds a title to an existing border, with the specified positioning and using the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
      static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border, String title, int titleJustification, int titlePosition, Font titleFont)
      Adds a title to an existing border, with the specified positioning and font, and using the default text color (determined by the current look and feel).
      static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border, String title, int titleJustification, int titlePosition, Font titleFont, Color titleColor)
      Adds a title to an existing border, with the specified positioning, font and color.
      static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(String title)
      Creates a new titled border with the specified title, the default border type (determined by the current look and feel), the default text position (determined by the current look and feel), the default justification (leading), and the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
    • Method Detail

      • createLineBorder

        public static Border createLineBorder(Color color)
        Creates a line border withe the specified color.
        Parameters:
        color - a Color to use for the line
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createLineBorder

        public static Border createLineBorder(Color color,
                                              int thickness)
        Creates a line border with the specified color and width. The width applies to all four sides of the border. To specify widths individually for the top, bottom, left, and right, use createMatteBorder(int,int,int,int,Color).
        Parameters:
        color - a Color to use for the line
        thickness - an integer specifying the width in pixels
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createLineBorder

        public static Border createLineBorder(Color color,
                                              int thickness,
                                              boolean rounded)
        Creates a line border with the specified color, thickness, and corner shape.
        Parameters:
        color - the color of the border
        thickness - the thickness of the border
        rounded - whether or not border corners should be round
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Since:
        1.7
        See Also:
        LineBorder.LineBorder(Color, int, boolean)
      • createRaisedBevelBorder

        public static Border createRaisedBevelBorder()
        Creates a border with a raised beveled edge, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows. (In a raised border, highlights are on top and shadows are underneath.)
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createLoweredBevelBorder

        public static Border createLoweredBevelBorder()
        Creates a border with a lowered beveled edge, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows. (In a lowered border, shadows are on top and highlights are underneath.)
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createBevelBorder

        public static Border createBevelBorder(int type)
        Creates a beveled border of the specified type, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows. (In a lowered border, shadows are on top and highlights are underneath.)
        Parameters:
        type - an integer specifying either BevelBorder.LOWERED or BevelBorder.RAISED
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createBevelBorder

        public static Border createBevelBorder(int type,
                                               Color highlight,
                                               Color shadow)
        Creates a beveled border of the specified type, using the specified highlighting and shadowing. The outer edge of the highlighted area uses a brighter shade of the highlight color. The inner edge of the shadow area uses a brighter shade of the shadow color.
        Parameters:
        type - an integer specifying either BevelBorder.LOWERED or BevelBorder.RAISED
        highlight - a Color object for highlights
        shadow - a Color object for shadows
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createBevelBorder

        public static Border createBevelBorder(int type,
                                               Color highlightOuter,
                                               Color highlightInner,
                                               Color shadowOuter,
                                               Color shadowInner)
        Creates a beveled border of the specified type, using the specified colors for the inner and outer highlight and shadow areas.
        Parameters:
        type - an integer specifying either BevelBorder.LOWERED or BevelBorder.RAISED
        highlightOuter - a Color object for the outer edge of the highlight area
        highlightInner - a Color object for the inner edge of the highlight area
        shadowOuter - a Color object for the outer edge of the shadow area
        shadowInner - a Color object for the inner edge of the shadow area
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createRaisedSoftBevelBorder

        public static Border createRaisedSoftBevelBorder()
        Creates a beveled border with a raised edge and softened corners, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows. In a raised border, highlights are on top and shadows are underneath.
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Since:
        1.7
      • createLoweredSoftBevelBorder

        public static Border createLoweredSoftBevelBorder()
        Creates a beveled border with a lowered edge and softened corners, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows. In a lowered border, shadows are on top and highlights are underneath.
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Since:
        1.7
      • createSoftBevelBorder

        public static Border createSoftBevelBorder(int type)
        Creates a beveled border of the specified type with softened corners, using brighter shades of the component's current background color for highlighting, and darker shading for shadows. The type is either BevelBorder.RAISED or BevelBorder.LOWERED.
        Parameters:
        type - a type of a bevel
        Returns:
        the Border object or null if the specified type is not valid
        Since:
        1.7
        See Also:
        BevelBorder.BevelBorder(int)
      • createSoftBevelBorder

        public static Border createSoftBevelBorder(int type,
                                                   Color highlight,
                                                   Color shadow)
        Creates a beveled border of the specified type with softened corners, using the specified highlighting and shadowing. The type is either BevelBorder.RAISED or BevelBorder.LOWERED. The outer edge of the highlight area uses a brighter shade of the highlight color. The inner edge of the shadow area uses a brighter shade of the shadow color.
        Parameters:
        type - a type of a bevel
        highlight - a basic color of the highlight area
        shadow - a basic color of the shadow area
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Since:
        1.7
        See Also:
        BevelBorder.BevelBorder(int, Color, Color)
      • createSoftBevelBorder

        public static Border createSoftBevelBorder(int type,
                                                   Color highlightOuter,
                                                   Color highlightInner,
                                                   Color shadowOuter,
                                                   Color shadowInner)
        Creates a beveled border of the specified type with softened corners, using the specified colors for the inner and outer edges of the highlight and the shadow areas. The type is either BevelBorder.RAISED or BevelBorder.LOWERED. Note: The shadow inner and outer colors are switched for a lowered bevel border.
        Parameters:
        type - a type of a bevel
        highlightOuter - a color of the outer edge of the highlight area
        highlightInner - a color of the inner edge of the highlight area
        shadowOuter - a color of the outer edge of the shadow area
        shadowInner - a color of the inner edge of the shadow area
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Since:
        1.7
        See Also:
        BevelBorder.BevelBorder(int, Color, Color, Color, Color)
      • createEtchedBorder

        public static Border createEtchedBorder()
        Creates a border with an "etched" look using the component's current background color for highlighting and shading.
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createEtchedBorder

        public static Border createEtchedBorder(Color highlight,
                                                Color shadow)
        Creates a border with an "etched" look using the specified highlighting and shading colors.
        Parameters:
        highlight - a Color object for the border highlights
        shadow - a Color object for the border shadows
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createEtchedBorder

        public static Border createEtchedBorder(int type)
        Creates a border with an "etched" look using the component's current background color for highlighting and shading.
        Parameters:
        type - one of EtchedBorder.RAISED, or EtchedBorder.LOWERED
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if type is not either EtchedBorder.RAISED or EtchedBorder.LOWERED
        Since:
        1.3
      • createEtchedBorder

        public static Border createEtchedBorder(int type,
                                                Color highlight,
                                                Color shadow)
        Creates a border with an "etched" look using the specified highlighting and shading colors.
        Parameters:
        type - one of EtchedBorder.RAISED, or EtchedBorder.LOWERED
        highlight - a Color object for the border highlights
        shadow - a Color object for the border shadows
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Since:
        1.3
      • createTitledBorder

        public static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(String title)
        Creates a new titled border with the specified title, the default border type (determined by the current look and feel), the default text position (determined by the current look and feel), the default justification (leading), and the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
        Parameters:
        title - a String containing the text of the title
        Returns:
        the TitledBorder object
      • createTitledBorder

        public static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border)
        Creates a new titled border with an empty title, the specified border object, the default text position (determined by the current look and feel), the default justification (leading), and the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
        Parameters:
        border - the Border object to add the title to; if null the Border is determined by the current look and feel.
        Returns:
        the TitledBorder object
      • createTitledBorder

        public static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border,
                                                      String title)
        Adds a title to an existing border, with default positioning (determined by the current look and feel), default justification (leading) and the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
        Parameters:
        border - the Border object to add the title to
        title - a String containing the text of the title
        Returns:
        the TitledBorder object
      • createTitledBorder

        public static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border,
                                                      String title,
                                                      int titleJustification,
                                                      int titlePosition)
        Adds a title to an existing border, with the specified positioning and using the default font and text color (determined by the current look and feel).
        Parameters:
        border - the Border object to add the title to
        title - a String containing the text of the title
        titleJustification - an integer specifying the justification of the title -- one of the following:
        • TitledBorder.LEFT
        • TitledBorder.CENTER
        • TitledBorder.RIGHT
        • TitledBorder.LEADING
        • TitledBorder.TRAILING
        • TitledBorder.DEFAULT_JUSTIFICATION (leading)
        titlePosition - an integer specifying the vertical position of the text in relation to the border -- one of the following:
        • TitledBorder.ABOVE_TOP
        • TitledBorder.TOP (sitting on the top line)
        • TitledBorder.BELOW_TOP
        • TitledBorder.ABOVE_BOTTOM
        • TitledBorder.BOTTOM (sitting on the bottom line)
        • TitledBorder.BELOW_BOTTOM
        • TitledBorder.DEFAULT_POSITION (the title position is determined by the current look and feel)
        Returns:
        the TitledBorder object
      • createTitledBorder

        public static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border,
                                                      String title,
                                                      int titleJustification,
                                                      int titlePosition,
                                                      Font titleFont)
        Adds a title to an existing border, with the specified positioning and font, and using the default text color (determined by the current look and feel).
        Parameters:
        border - the Border object to add the title to
        title - a String containing the text of the title
        titleJustification - an integer specifying the justification of the title -- one of the following:
        • TitledBorder.LEFT
        • TitledBorder.CENTER
        • TitledBorder.RIGHT
        • TitledBorder.LEADING
        • TitledBorder.TRAILING
        • TitledBorder.DEFAULT_JUSTIFICATION (leading)
        titlePosition - an integer specifying the vertical position of the text in relation to the border -- one of the following:
        • TitledBorder.ABOVE_TOP
        • TitledBorder.TOP (sitting on the top line)
        • TitledBorder.BELOW_TOP
        • TitledBorder.ABOVE_BOTTOM
        • TitledBorder.BOTTOM (sitting on the bottom line)
        • TitledBorder.BELOW_BOTTOM
        • TitledBorder.DEFAULT_POSITION (the title position is determined by the current look and feel)
        titleFont - a Font object specifying the title font
        Returns:
        the TitledBorder object
      • createTitledBorder

        public static TitledBorder createTitledBorder(Border border,
                                                      String title,
                                                      int titleJustification,
                                                      int titlePosition,
                                                      Font titleFont,
                                                      Color titleColor)
        Adds a title to an existing border, with the specified positioning, font and color.
        Parameters:
        border - the Border object to add the title to
        title - a String containing the text of the title
        titleJustification - an integer specifying the justification of the title -- one of the following:
        • TitledBorder.LEFT
        • TitledBorder.CENTER
        • TitledBorder.RIGHT
        • TitledBorder.LEADING
        • TitledBorder.TRAILING
        • TitledBorder.DEFAULT_JUSTIFICATION (leading)
        titlePosition - an integer specifying the vertical position of the text in relation to the border -- one of the following:
        • TitledBorder.ABOVE_TOP
        • TitledBorder.TOP (sitting on the top line)
        • TitledBorder.BELOW_TOP
        • TitledBorder.ABOVE_BOTTOM
        • TitledBorder.BOTTOM (sitting on the bottom line)
        • TitledBorder.BELOW_BOTTOM
        • TitledBorder.DEFAULT_POSITION (the title position is determined by the current look and feel)
        titleFont - a Font object specifying the title font
        titleColor - a Color object specifying the title color
        Returns:
        the TitledBorder object
      • createEmptyBorder

        public static Border createEmptyBorder()
        Creates an empty border that takes up no space. (The width of the top, bottom, left, and right sides are all zero.)
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createEmptyBorder

        public static Border createEmptyBorder(int top,
                                               int left,
                                               int bottom,
                                               int right)
        Creates an empty border that takes up space but which does no drawing, specifying the width of the top, left, bottom, and right sides.
        Parameters:
        top - an integer specifying the width of the top, in pixels
        left - an integer specifying the width of the left side, in pixels
        bottom - an integer specifying the width of the bottom, in pixels
        right - an integer specifying the width of the right side, in pixels
        Returns:
        the Border object
      • createCompoundBorder

        public static CompoundBorder createCompoundBorder()
        Creates a compound border with a null inside edge and a null outside edge.
        Returns:
        the CompoundBorder object
      • createCompoundBorder

        public static CompoundBorder createCompoundBorder(Border outsideBorder,
                                                          Border insideBorder)
        Creates a compound border specifying the border objects to use for the outside and inside edges.
        Parameters:
        outsideBorder - a Border object for the outer edge of the compound border
        insideBorder - a Border object for the inner edge of the compound border
        Returns:
        the CompoundBorder object
      • createMatteBorder

        public static MatteBorder createMatteBorder(int top,
                                                    int left,
                                                    int bottom,
                                                    int right,
                                                    Color color)
        Creates a matte-look border using a solid color. (The difference between this border and a line border is that you can specify the individual border dimensions.)
        Parameters:
        top - an integer specifying the width of the top, in pixels
        left - an integer specifying the width of the left side, in pixels
        bottom - an integer specifying the width of the right side, in pixels
        right - an integer specifying the width of the bottom, in pixels
        color - a Color to use for the border
        Returns:
        the MatteBorder object
      • createMatteBorder

        public static MatteBorder createMatteBorder(int top,
                                                    int left,
                                                    int bottom,
                                                    int right,
                                                    Icon tileIcon)
        Creates a matte-look border that consists of multiple tiles of a specified icon. Multiple copies of the icon are placed side-by-side to fill up the border area.

        Note:
        If the icon doesn't load, the border area is painted gray.

        Parameters:
        top - an integer specifying the width of the top, in pixels
        left - an integer specifying the width of the left side, in pixels
        bottom - an integer specifying the width of the right side, in pixels
        right - an integer specifying the width of the bottom, in pixels
        tileIcon - the Icon object used for the border tiles
        Returns:
        the MatteBorder object
      • createStrokeBorder

        public static Border createStrokeBorder(BasicStroke stroke)
        Creates a border of the specified stroke. The component's foreground color will be used to render the border.
        Parameters:
        stroke - the BasicStroke object used to stroke a shape
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Throws:
        NullPointerException - if the specified stroke is null
        Since:
        1.7
      • createStrokeBorder

        public static Border createStrokeBorder(BasicStroke stroke,
                                                Paint paint)
        Creates a border of the specified stroke and paint. If the specified paint is null, the component's foreground color will be used to render the border.
        Parameters:
        stroke - the BasicStroke object used to stroke a shape
        paint - the Paint object used to generate a color
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Throws:
        NullPointerException - if the specified stroke is null
        Since:
        1.7
      • createDashedBorder

        public static Border createDashedBorder(Paint paint)
        Creates a dashed border of the specified paint. If the specified paint is null, the component's foreground color will be used to render the border. The width of a dash line is equal to 1. The relative length of a dash line and the relative spacing between dash lines are equal to 1. A dash line is not rounded.
        Parameters:
        paint - the Paint object used to generate a color
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Since:
        1.7
      • createDashedBorder

        public static Border createDashedBorder(Paint paint,
                                                float length,
                                                float spacing)
        Creates a dashed border of the specified paint, relative length, and relative spacing. If the specified paint is null, the component's foreground color will be used to render the border. The width of a dash line is equal to 1. A dash line is not rounded.
        Parameters:
        paint - the Paint object used to generate a color
        length - the relative length of a dash line
        spacing - the relative spacing between dash lines
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if the specified length is less than 1, or if the specified spacing is less than 0
        Since:
        1.7
      • createDashedBorder

        public static Border createDashedBorder(Paint paint,
                                                float thickness,
                                                float length,
                                                float spacing,
                                                boolean rounded)
        Creates a dashed border of the specified paint, thickness, line shape, relative length, and relative spacing. If the specified paint is null, the component's foreground color will be used to render the border.
        Parameters:
        paint - the Paint object used to generate a color
        thickness - the width of a dash line
        length - the relative length of a dash line
        spacing - the relative spacing between dash lines
        rounded - whether or not line ends should be round
        Returns:
        the Border object
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if the specified thickness is less than 1, or if the specified length is less than 1, or if the specified spacing is less than 0
        Since:
        1.7


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