Posted by marksmithurbana
on June 24, 2009 at 12:32 PM PDT
I want to create a instant messenger client using jxlayer and am not sure how to go about doing this. My main goal is to have a TextEditor/JEditorPane that can have images/animations/effects around specific words of text. The reason I'm looking at jxlayer is for the fancy effects that I can do around the words of text. Specific features I want are to highlight a word with a translucent box, or having an animated effect when cutting & pasting text within the JEditorPane. The money shot would be to have a cool animation effect for merging multiple conversations from different chat windows into one conference chat window so groups of people can quickly join conversations.
It appears jxlayer is very well suited for some of these effects that live at the JEditorPane level. But what about for effects between multiple JEditorPanes? I guess I'd need to apply a layer at the container level for that?
Has anyone done something like this before? It seems like jxlayer is ideally suited for my goal, but please notify me if I'm missing something.