Connor Neville Connor Neville - 7 months ago 8
Java Question

Setting the Default Font of Swing Program

I was wondering how to set the default font for my entire Java swing program. From my research it appears it can be done with

UIManager
, something to do with
LookAndFeel
, but I can't find specifically how to do it, and the
UIManager
appears pretty complicated.

Answer

try:

public static void setUIFont (javax.swing.plaf.FontUIResource f){
    java.util.Enumeration keys = UIManager.getDefaults().keys();
    while (keys.hasMoreElements()) {
      Object key = keys.nextElement();
      Object value = UIManager.get (key);
      if (value != null && value instanceof javax.swing.plaf.FontUIResource)
        UIManager.put (key, f);
      }
    } 

Call by ...

setUIFont (new javax.swing.plaf.FontUIResource("Serif",Font.ITALIC,12));
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