Changing UI Application using Look and Feel in Java Tutorial


Changing UI Application using Look and Feel in Java Tutorial

This tutorial is all about Changing UI Application using Look and Feel in Java Tutorial. In this tutorial you will learn how to change your default look and feel of your application by using JTattoo Look and Feel in Java. Changing your UI with JTattoo look and feel make your application more user friendly and clean. This tutorial uses JTattoo-1.6.10.jar Package library and Netbeans IDE. Please follow all the steps below to complete this tutorial.

Changing UI Application using Look and Feel in Java Tutorial steps


Download the Jtattoo look and feel library In this website

If the download is done, add it to your project by right clicking the Libraries folder located in your project and then Add JAR/Folder and browse where your downloaded package located.

The next step is to

Create your project by clicking file at the top of your project and then click new project, you can name your project whatever you want.

After that you need to import this package import javax.swing.UIManager; above your class and

then go to your main method below the code, after that find inside the main method this code


if (“Nimbus”.equals(info.getName())) {






After that you must comment out the above code or you can just remove it.

In removing the default Nimbus UI, you replace with this code


Then you’re done. Run your project and see if it works.


Note:  JTattoo consists of several different Look and Feels for Swing applications. All of them enables developers to improve their application with an excellent user interface. So JTattoo opens desktop applications the door to end users who are unfortunate with the Look and Feels shipped with the standard JDK. Feel free to download


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