Posted by robross
on August 3, 2008 at 2:54 AM PDT
Cross-posted on SwingLabs forum: http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=45004&tstart=0
Hi there. I'm a little confused. I thought for some reason that the JXLayer 3.0 was a replacement for JXPanel, but I'm beginning to suspect I am wrong about that. But if they are different projects, what is the difference between them? I am looking for some container that I can make semi-transparent (give it an alpha value) by calling a single method on the container, and having it apply to all child components. I see that JXPanel lets me do that. But I also need the container to be able to disable all its children,maybe with some cool drawing effects, also with a single call, like JXLayer can do. (Note I can do all of this myself in regular Swing, but I'm tired of manually doing it every time, and instead of writing my own yet-another-framework I'd like to start using existing code.)
So are these different projects? And if so, does anyone know if they work well together? Do I wrap a JXLayer in a JXPanel, or vice-versa, to get what I am looking for?
P.S. It's really great that there are all these tools and libraries for desktop Java, but it's also really hard to keep track of them all.