I am developing a Java Desktop Application. In it I have 4
JButtons on a
JPanel. Now I want that whenever a button is clicked its background color changes to some other color (say orange) to represent that it has been clicked and the background color of all other 3 buttons reset to their default color (in case any of them had Orange background color).
So, at one time only one button can have the orange color.
The current approach that I have applied is that I have implemented the following code in the
xxxActionPerformed() method of JButton button1
and similarly for the rest three buttons.
Now in actual, I don't want the backgroud color as Gray (for unclicked button). Instead, I want the default background color so that the backgroud color will adjust itself to the look-and-feel of the GUI according to the end-user's platform's look-and-feel.
Q1. How can I get the default background color?
Q2. Is this the correct approach to do this or Is there any other mechanism through which I can group all the four buttons in a button group so that only one can have the specified property at one time (like radio buttons)?