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Blog Archive for alexfromsun during July 2008

One of the biggest advantage of JXLayer 3.0 over the previous version is the ability to catch input events of its subcomponents. I started to think about this feature when I was asked if it was possible to implement the auto-scrolling feature with jxlayer. With JXLayer 2.0 you can easily paint a scrolling indicator on top of the wrapped component, but how to catch a mouse press event to activate...
The JXLayer's functionality consists of two parts: painting issues and input event processing. In this entry I'll describe painting in details, the second part will come shortly. Painting issues With the JXLayer you can easily customize the visual appearance of your component and the most trivial example is painting on top of a component. However you should know some details to implement it...
LockableUI is definitely one of the most challenging feature in the JXLayer library. I have already written about why it was difficult and suggested several solutions and discuss the potential problems. So it was a long way to make it right and now I am satisfied with the result. In this entry I compiled all up-to-date information about this feature, so forget about the blocking glassPanes,...