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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.0, unknown, 1.1.8, 1.4.0_04, 1.4.2, 5.0, 6
    • Fix Version/s: 6
    • Component/s: client-libs
    • Subcomponent:
    • Resolved In Build:
      b85
    • CPU:
      x86, sparc
    • OS:
      linux, linux_redhat_7.2, solaris_2.5, solaris_2.5.1, windows_nt, windows_2000, windows_xp

      Description

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
      When setting the icon for a window there are a couple of limitations:
      1) You can't set multiple sizes. So, the same icon is used in the task bar (16x16) and when the user Alt-Tabs (32x32). As a developer, you have to make a choice as to which one of these will be ugly.
      2) You can't set transparent icons. Using PNG with an alpha channel results in very ugly icons.

      JUSTIFICATION :
      In order for Java applications to truly co-exist on a platform, they have to look nice. The current implementation makes them appear unprofessional. As a result, we have to write native code to fix these problems.

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      First, icons should support transparency.

      Second, perhaps a new image format that can include multiple images of different sizes should be supported.
      ACTUAL -
      I am forced to create opaque icons. Then, I create a 16x16 for the task bar, but when the user presses Alt-Tab, a 32x32 icon is displayed, which is just scaled up from 16x16. If, instead, I use a 32x32 icon, the task bar icon looks terrible.

      ---------- BEGIN SOURCE ----------
      JFrame frame = new JFrame().
      frame.setIconImage(/* pass a transparent PNG */);

      ---------- END SOURCE ----------

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      Native code.
      Additional problems being fixed:
      - Dialog don't always inherit icon from parent frame on XAWT
      - Ownerless dialogs always displays an unmodifiable "coffee cup" icon
      (see description of 6317332 for details)

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              • Assignee:
                vbaranovsunw Vyacheslav Baranov (Inactive)
                Reporter:
                gmanwanisunw Girish Manwani (Inactive)
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