Matt Matt - 2 months ago 24
Java Question

Change Size/Color of Vertex in JUNG

How do you change the size of a specific vertex in Jung Visualization Library?

I'm reading the documentation but I'm not extremely familiar with java and I can't find any good examples on line.


It took me a while, but here is a readable, fully-commented program that changes the vertex size and color in a graph. Enjoy!

public class SimpleGraphView {
    public SimpleGraphView() {
        // Create a graph with Integer vertices and String edges
        Graph<Integer, String> g = new SparseGraph<Integer, String>();
        for(int i = 0; i < 5; i++) g.addVertex(i);
        g.addEdge("Edge", 1, 2);
        g.addEdge("Another Edge", 1, 4);

        // Layout implements the graph drawing logic
        Layout<Integer, String> layout = new CircleLayout<Integer, String>(g);
        layout.setSize(new Dimension(300,300));

        // VisualizationServer actually displays the graph
        BasicVisualizationServer<Integer,String> vv = new BasicVisualizationServer<Integer,String>(layout);
        vv.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(350,350)); //Sets the viewing area size

        // Transformer maps the vertex number to a vertex property
        Transformer<Integer,Paint> vertexColor = new Transformer<Integer,Paint>() {
            public Paint transform(Integer i) {
                if(i == 1) return Color.GREEN;
                return Color.RED;
        Transformer<Integer,Shape> vertexSize = new Transformer<Integer,Shape>(){
            public Shape transform(Integer i){
                Ellipse2D circle = new Ellipse2D.Double(-15, -15, 30, 30);
                // in this case, the vertex is twice as large
                if(i == 2) return AffineTransform.getScaleInstance(2, 2).createTransformedShape(circle);
                else return circle;

        JFrame frame = new JFrame("Simple Graph View");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        new SimpleGraphView();