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WebCab ScrollArea

Embed images, web links, and smooth scrolling within a Java text area.

Published by WebCab
Distributed by ComponentSource since 2004

About WebCab ScrollArea

Embed images, web links, and smooth scrolling within a Java text area.

WebCab ScrollArea is a JavaBean component that allows you to embed images, modify colors and fonts, permit word wrap, and offer smooth scrolling. Features include customizable background - with support for JPGs, animated GIFs, stretching, centering, and tiling, text flowing - to provide smooth scrolling text over a static background image, image caching - to optimize image transfer from the server, and more.

The WebCab ScrollArea v2.0 characteristics are:

Text Options

  • Colors - Every word or character may bear a different color, defined either by color picking, by choosing from a predefined list of colors or by specific RGB (red, green and blue) 24-bit color definition
  • Font Faces - The standard Java AWT supports a limited range of Font Families, such as Courier, Dialog, Helvetica, Serif and Monospaced. These and many other fonts can be chosen by the user and by the developer, inside the ScrollArea Configuration Dialog
  • Font Styles - WebCab ScrollArea v2.0 supports the standard bold and italic styles, as provided by the AWT packages, also being capable of rendering underlined style, inside any line of text
  • Font Sizes - The developer or client may choose the font sizes from the ScrollArea Configuration Dialog and inside any line of text, as well

Image Options

  • Background Pictures - WebCab ScrollArea v2.0 supports any Jpeg or Gif file image to be displayed on the background of the rendering surface. The user may choose between three types of arrangement, centered, tiled and stretched from the Configuration Dialog
  • Images - Both images and text can be displayed inside the rendering surface. The pictures are selected by the developer or designer and they are displayed by the end-user at runtime

Configuration Options

  • Configuration Dialog - By clicking with the right or middle mouse button on the desktop the user can enter the ScrollArea Configuration Dialog. From there, using only the mouse, the user may choose any font, color and image setting
  • Init Configuration - This configuration is administrator and developer specific, allowing detailed featuring of WebCab ScrollArea v2.0 behavior


  • Text Word Wrapping - The user may choose to wrap the words so as to fit the visible rendering surface. This way, scrolling may be avoided when attempting to view the entire text
  • Smooth Scrolling - WebCab ScrollArea v2.0 allows a smooth pixel-by-pixel scrolling when dragging the scrollbar ensuring comfortable text & image viewing
  • List-like Behavior - As an alternative, ScrollArea v2.0 may behave like a selection list, this way the text gliding from top to bottom. Also, in this mode, each line may be selected, allowing proper events to be cast
  • Text Flowing - While scrolling through the text, on any direction, horizontally or vertically, the text and images contained within are hovered across the desktop, so that the background images remain static