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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4551985

Background color of Menu is different from that of MenuBar

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.3.1_01, 1.4.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.3.1_07
    • Component/s: client-libs
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    • Resolved In Build:
      07
    • CPU:
      x86
    • OS:
      windows_xp

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        Description

        A licensee found out diffrent view of application between Windows2000
        and WindowsXP.

        With Windows2000(or older windows), Menu and Menubar have the same background
        color.
        However, winth WindowsXP, the background color of Menu is different from
        that of MenuBar.

        Please see the attached JPEG file(diff-color.JPG).


        1. Reproduce

         1) Compile the attached sample program(SampleMenu.java)
         2) Invoke the Sample program

        2. Configration

         MPU: Pentium IV 1.4[GHz]
         Mem: 384[MB]
         OS : WindowsXP(japanese)
         JDK: 1.3.1_01a, 1.4.0-rc-b88

         FYI:
          The licensee's environment:
            MPU: Pentium II 447[MHz]
            Mem: 288[MB]
            OS : WindowsXP(japanese)
            JDK: 1.3.1_01a


        3. Note
         - Licensee point out as follows.
            - This happnes to most of application which use java.awt.MenuBar class.
            - This is caused by the different way how to draw each compoments.
              The java.awt.MenuBar uses DrawMenuBar of Win32 API.
              The java.awt.MenuItem uses GetSysColor to get COLOR_MENU value,
              and java.awt.Menu does also because it is the subclass of MenuItem class.
              In other word, Menu and MenuItem class will be drawn by same color.
              MenuBar has possibility to be drawn by different color.
         - Please see the "workaround" also.

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        Name: jk109818 Date: 08/23/2002


        FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
        java version "1.4.0"
        Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-b92)
        Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-b92, mixed mode)

        FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION :
        Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

        EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
        Very standard XP configurations (tested on XP Professional
        and XP Home Editions)

        A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
        Using Windows Look and Feel, the background color of the
        Swing menubar and menu items is white on a standard XP
        configuration. This white color does not match the
        background color of the toolbars (which is beige or
        something), but it should. It is inconsistent with other
        Windows apps.

        Apparently the JToolbar is getting the right color, so the
        menubar and menu items must not be using the correct
        system property.

        I tried changing the Windows "Display
        Properties", "Appearance", "Advanced Appearance", altering
        the "Menu" color setting (which was white, to beige), and
        that did make the menus appear right, but a user shouldn't
        have to do that to make the application have the same
        appearance as all of the other Windows applications. (I
        don't know why the other standard Windows apps don't pay
        attention to this "Menu" color setting, or why the default
        is white.)

        This default white background color has one other bad
        effect. When the mouse moves over a menu item with a pull-
        right/cascade submenu, the right-arrow/triangle indicator
        turns white, and disappears into the background!



        STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
        1. Run the SwingSet2 demo from the J2SDK1.4.0 installation.
        2. Look at the color of the menubar and menus, compared to
        the color of the JToolbars. They should match (both being
        beige, I guess).


        EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
        I expected the menubar and menu to have normal "Windows"
        background colors, but they were white.

        This bug can be reproduced always.

        (Review ID: 146979)
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                duke J. Duke (Inactive)
                Reporter:
                tbaba Tadayuki Baba (Inactive)
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