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java transparent jscrollpane  using -'java,swing,jscrollpane'

I have a JTextArea and it's riding ontop of a JScrollPane. Anyways, I know I can use the getViewPort() method to set the opaque of of the view port... but I cannot seem to find any sign of how to do that... anywhere. :S

Here is what I have so far:

 if (e.getKeyCode() == KeyEvent.VK_F)
{
    if (sp.isVisible())
    {
        sp.setVisible(false);
    }
    else
    {
        sp.setVisible(true);
    }
}

    

asked Sep 24, 2015 by girisha
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Your colloquy with @Serplat suggests that you may be confounding opacity and transparency.

Opacity is a boolean property of Swing components used to optimize drawing:

  • true: The component agrees to paint all of the bits contained within its rectangular bounds.
  • false: The component makes no guarantees about painting all the bits within its rectangular bounds.

Transparency is a means of compositing digital images, as seen in this example.

Considering the distinction may help to clarify your question or focus your search for more information.

Addendum: Based on @camickr's example, the example below shows a blue square that "sticks" to the viewport, while the gray checkerboard may be scrolled over it.

ScrollPanePaint

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;

/** @see questions/2846497 */
public class ScrollPanePaint extends JFrame {

    private static final int TILE = 64;

    public ScrollPanePaint() {
        JViewport viewport = new MyViewport();
        viewport.setView(new MyPanel());
        JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane();
        scrollPane.setViewport(viewport);
        this.add(scrollPane);
        this.setDefaultCloseOperation(DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE);
        this.pack();
        this.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
        this.setVisible(true);
    }

    private static class MyViewport extends JViewport {

        public MyViewport() {
            this.setOpaque(false);
            this.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(6 * TILE, 6 * TILE));
        }

        @Override
        public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
            super.paintComponent(g);
            g.setColor(Color.blue);
            g.fillRect(TILE, TILE, 3 * TILE, 3 * TILE);
        }
    }

    private static class MyPanel extends JPanel {

        public MyPanel() {
            this.setOpaque(false);
            this.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(9 * TILE, 9 * TILE));
        }

        @Override
        protected void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
            super.paintComponent(g);
            g.setColor(Color.lightGray);
            int w = this.getWidth() / TILE + 1;
            int h = this.getHeight() / TILE + 1;
            for (int row = 0; row < h; row++) {
                for (int col = 0; col < w; col++) {
                    if ((row + col) % 2 == 0) {
                        g.fillRect(col * TILE, row * TILE, TILE, TILE);
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

            @Override
            public void run() {
                new ScrollPanePaint();
            }
        });
    }
}
answered Sep 24, 2015 by badhwar.rohit
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Code for JScrollpane Transparent Background.

  JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane();

   JViewport viewport = new JViewport();


 //Component that need to be added in Scroll pane//

   viewport.setView(new JPanel());

   viewport.setOpaque(false);

   scrollPane.setViewport(viewport);

   scrollPane.getViewport().setOpaque(false);

   scrollPane.setOpaque(false);

 // Add Scrollpane to Jframe or JPanel//

   add( scrollPane,BorderLayout.CENTER); 
answered Sep 24, 2015 by deepak gupta
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You need to use setOpaque(false) to make it transparent. Call that both on the JScrollPane, and on it's ViewPort.

sp.setOpaque(false);
sp.getViewport().setOpaque(false);

You'll also have to call setOpaque(false) on the JTextArea, if you want that transparent as well.

answered Sep 24, 2015 by yogeshplv

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