JDK-4783068 : Components with HTML text should gray out the text when disabled
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: javax.swing
  • Affected Version: 1.3.0
  • Priority: P5
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows_xp
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2002-11-22
  • Updated: 2010-07-09
  • Resolved: 2011-03-07
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7 b55Fixed
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Description
Up through 1.4, there's no easy way to gray out the text of a component
(say, a button) that uses HTML formatting and is disabled.  HTML formatting
would be easier to use if there were such a mechanism.  The engineer says:

  We'd probably add a property to allow users to turn it on or off
  (or to customize the disabled appearance themselves).


Comments
EVALUATION Many views do not check whether their containers are disabled. And GlyphView does a check only if its host is a JTextComponent. We could add checks and paint with "textInactiveText" color if the host is disabled.
2009-03-13