Java Examples - Draw text using GUI

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Problem Description:

How to draw text using GUI?

Solution:

Following example demonstrates how to draw text drawString(), setFont() methods of Graphics class.

import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.RenderingHints;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

public class Main extends JPanel{
   public void paint(Graphics g) {
      Graphics2D g2 = (Graphics2D)g;
      g2.setRenderingHint(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING,
      RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
      Font font = new Font("Serif", Font.PLAIN, 96);
      g2.setFont(font);
      g2.drawString("Text", 40, 120);
   }
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      JFrame f = new JFrame();
      f.getContentPane().add(new Main());
      f.setSize(300, 200);
      f.setVisible(true);
   }
}

Result:

The above code sample will produce the following result.

Text is displayed in a frame.


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