How to color a cell in a JTable

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:07:25 -0700 (PDT)
How would you use the idea in PROJECT 1 to color a cell in the PROJECT 2.



Thank you,

//-------------- PROJECT 1 ---------------------
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package javaapplication1;

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

public class TableRowRenderingTip extends JPanel
    public TableRowRenderingTip()
        Object[] columnNames = {"Type", "Company", "Shares", "Price", "Boolean"};
        Object[][] data =
            {"Buy", "IBM", new Integer(1000), new Double(80.5), Boolean.TRUE},
            {"Sell", "Dell", new Integer(2000), new Double(6.25), Boolean.FALSE},
            {"Short Sell", "Apple", new Integer(3000), new Double(7.35), Boolean.TRUE},
            {"Buy", "MicroSoft", new Integer(4000), new Double(27.50), Boolean.FALSE},
            {"Short Sell", "Cisco", new Integer(5000), new Double(20), Boolean.TRUE}

        DefaultTableModel model = new DefaultTableModel(data, columnNames)
            public Class getColumnClass(int column)
                return getValueAt(0, column).getClass();

        JTabbedPane tabbedPane = new JTabbedPane();
        tabbedPane.addTab("Data", createData(model));
        add( tabbedPane );

    private JComponent createData(DefaultTableModel model)
        JTable table = new JTable( model )
            public Component prepareRenderer(TableCellRenderer renderer, int row, int column)
                Component c = super.prepareRenderer(renderer, row, column);

                // Color row based on a cell value

                if (!isRowSelected(row))
                    int modelRow = convertRowIndexToModel(row);
                    String type = (String)getModel().getValueAt(modelRow, 0);
                    if ("Buy".equals(type)) c.setBackground(Color.GREEN);
                    if ("Sell".equals(type)) c.setBackground(Color.YELLOW);

                return c;

        table.changeSelection(0, 0, false, false);
        return new JScrollPane( table );

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

    public static void createAndShowGUI()
        JFrame frame = new JFrame("Table Row Rendering");
        frame.add( new TableRowRenderingTip() );

//-------------- PROJECT 2 ---------------------
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package javaapplication2;

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.EventQueue;
import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel;
import javax.swing.table.TableModel;
import javax.swing.table.TableRowSorter;

public class testtable extends javax.swing.JFrame {

     * Creates new form testtable
    public testtable() {
       Runnable runner = new Runnable() {
        public void run() {

           Object rows[][] = {
               {"AMZN", "Amazon", 41.28},
               {"EBAY", "eBay", 41.57},
               {"GOOG", "Google", 388.33},
               {"MSFT", "Microsoft", 26.56},
               {"NOK", "Nokia Corp", 17.13},
               {"ORCL", "Oracle Corp.", 12.52},
               {"SUNW", "Sun Microsystems", 3.86},
               {"TWX", "Time Warner", 17.66},
               {"VOD", "Vodafone Group", 26.02},
               {"YHOO", "Yahoo!", 37.69}
           String columns[] = {"Symbol", "Name", "Price"};
           TableModel model =
               new DefaultTableModel(rows, columns) {
             public Class getColumnClass(int column) {
               Class returnValue;
               if ((column >= 0) && (column < getColumnCount())) {
                 returnValue = getValueAt(0, column).getClass();
               } else {
                 returnValue = Object.class;
               return returnValue;

           RowSorter<TableModel> sorter =
             new TableRowSorter<TableModel>(model);
     * This method is called from within the constructor to initialize the form.
     * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is always
     * regenerated by the Form Editor.
    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">
    private void initComponents() {

        jScrollPane1 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
        jTable1 = new javax.swing.JTable();


        jTable1.setModel(new javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel(
            new Object [][] {
                {null, null, null, null},
                {null, null, null, null},
                {null, null, null, null},
                {null, null, null, null}
            new String [] {
                "Title 1", "Title 2", "Title 3", "Title 4"

        javax.swing.GroupLayout layout = new javax.swing.GroupLayout(getContentPane());
                .addComponent(jScrollPane1, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 375, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                .addContainerGap(13, Short.MAX_VALUE))
            .addGroup(javax.swing.GroupLayout.Alignment.TRAILING, layout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap(javax.swing.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .addComponent(jScrollPane1, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 275, javax.swing.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)

    }// </editor-fold>

     * @param args the command line arguments
    public static void main(String args[]) {
         * Set the Nimbus look and feel
        //<editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc=" Look and feel setting code (optional) ">
         * If Nimbus (introduced in Java SE 6) is not available, stay with the
         * default look and feel. For details see
        try {
            for (javax.swing.UIManager.LookAndFeelInfo info : javax.swing.UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels()) {
                if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) {
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(testtable.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (InstantiationException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(testtable.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(testtable.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (javax.swing.UnsupportedLookAndFeelException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(testtable.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);

         * Create and display the form
        java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

            public void run() {
                new testtable().setVisible(true);
    // Variables declaration - do not modify
    private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane1;
    private javax.swing.JTable jTable1;
    // End of variables declaration

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