Is there a way to change the color of the text in a JTextArea? I want to change all the text color to one color (other than black) and I just want to know how to do this. I see a lot of methods involving color but they only effect the text "highlighting" portion.

textArea.setForeground(Color.blue);

There might be some mistakes in the Foreground part, I can't remember how to spell right now, nor which letters to capitalize.

Where in my code do I put the command to change my font color? I have a slate background on my page and my other text is all in black, but the text from my code does not show up on my page.

This is the line from above: [textArea.setForeground(Color.black);]

and this is the code for my form:

[form method=post action="http://www.comerzcustomz.com" name="emailform" onSubmit="return checkFields()"]

[input type=hidden name=to value="chris@comerzcustomz.com"]
[input type=hidden name=subject value="Feedback Form"]

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Your Name: [input type=text name="name"] (this is the font that I want to change)
Your Email: [input type=text name="email"] (this is the font that I want to change)


Comments? (this is the font that I want to change) [textarea name="comments" wrap="virtual" rows="7" cols="45"][/Textarea]

[input type=submit value="Submit Form!"]


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[/form]

Hi acomer, This is about Java not HTML for html you need to use CSS
This should be your code:

[form method=post action="http://www.comerzcustomz.com" name="emailform" onSubmit="return checkFields()"]

[input type=hidden name=to value="chris@comerzcustomz.com"]
[input type=hidden name=subject value="Feedback Form"]

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Your Name: [input type=text name="name" style="color:[B]blue[/B]; font:[B]bold 12px Veranda[/B];"]
Your Email: [input type=text name="email" style="color:[B]blue[/B]; font:[B]bold 12px Veranda[/B];"]


Comments?[textarea name="comments" wrap="virtual" rows="7" cols="45" style="color:[B]blue[/B]; font:[B]bold 12px Veranda[/B];"]][/Textarea]

[input type=submit value="Submit Form!"]


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[/form]

The stuff in bold can be changed to what you want it to be

Try this complete source code :

import javax.swing.JTextArea;
import javax.swing.JFrame;

import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.FlowLayout;

public class SetJTextAreaTextColor
{
	public static void main(String[]args)
	{	
		//Create text area using JTextArea 
		JTextArea textArea=new JTextArea();

		//Create JFrame with title ( Set JTextArea text color )
		JFrame frame=new JFrame("Set JTextArea text color");

		//Set color base on RGB
		//You can get RGB value for your color at "Color picker" at above
		//R=255
		//G=0
		//B=0
		Color color=new Color(255,0,0);
		
		//Set JTextArea text color to color that you choose
		textArea.setForeground(color);
		
		//Add JTextArea into JFrame
		frame.add(textArea);
		
		//Set default close operation for JFrame
		frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
		
		//Set JFrame size
		frame.setSize(500,300);
		
		//Make JFrame visible
		frame.setVisible(true);
	}
}

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