Posted by swpalmer
on May 17, 2007 at 6:49 AM PDT
Are there plans for such a thing in Java 7?
It might help with things like http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=5097852
File Icons on Windows and Mac are provided in several sizes by the native platform, yet there is only a way to get the small icons via Java. The Icon class in Java doesn't seem to support multiple resolutions.
I think we really need this to integrate properly on the client and make professional looking desktop apps.
I know some people have been working with SVG for some resolution independent things... but that doesn't solve this problem of getting at the 16x16, 32x32, 64x64, 128x128, etc icons that are available from the native icon files of the operating system.