Re: Drawing columns headers of a JTable

Andrew Thompson <>
Tue, 5 Aug 2008 08:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 6, 1:09 am, Chanchal <> wrote:

Actually what i want to develop is a table like this

Screenshots! Great gear. A picture speaks a
thousand words, no?


I have user JTable rather than 'tame-table' to reduce complexity of
this example.

I notice. That code was also a very good description
of the *immediate* problem of the table header not
appearing (that is the current problem, right?).

You are going to swear when you see how close you
were to seeing that header.. ;)

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

public class TableColumHeaderTest extends JFrame{
    public TableColumHeaderTest() {
        // I have to call this - matter of habit..
        setDefaultCloseOperation( JFrame.DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE );
        setLayout(new BorderLayout());
        Object[][] headerData = {{"H1","H2"},{"H3","H4"}};
        Object[][] dataData = {{"D1","D2"},{"D3","D4"}};
        Object[] tempHead = {"th","th"};
        JTable headerTable = new JTable(headerData,tempHead);
        JTable dataTable = new JTable(dataData,tempHead);
        // it is rarely necessary to call setVisible()!
        // (excepting root components)
        JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(dataTable);
        getContentPane().add(BorderLayout.CENTER, scrollPane);

    public static void main(String[] args){
        TableColumHeaderTest t = new TableColumHeaderTest();


Andrew Thompson

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