Re: Help needed for better buttons in Internet Explorer using AWT
From: Horace A. Vallas, Jr. (hav_at_hav.com)
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 19:29:42 GMT
Tom Helmond wrote:
> For a friedn who needs help:
> He is writing an Applet for Internet Explorer using the
> Microsoft AWT library. All he is getting so far are
> grey buttons. He claims that the AWT library is so old
> and so weak that nothing else is possible.
> Is this true? He would like to make buttons with images
> instead of the grey boxes. Where can he look up the way
> to do this?
in awt can...
- change button colors etc.
- or use images instead of buttons
do not suggest rolling your own button impl unless you
include native code as well
> (He uses AWT because it seems to be the only library
> that is available for Internet Explorer)
nope - java plugin works fine for ie -- at least for later
version of ie - not sure for really old ie
but not everyone has the plugin so those users may not
be able to use anything but awt unless they're willing to
download and install the plugin - etc. etc. etc.
there are also some fairly nice gui wigets like
http://www.bambookit.com/ (I think that's right)
I'm sure there are others as well - I don't use
them but have seen the bamboo stuff
> Thank you in advance for any help.
> Tom Helmond
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