Well the title really says it all. I am using Netbeans IDE for most of my work
when working whit JComponents archive but i know how to make a java frame and add things
to it without using Netbeans.

Anyways. I decided to write a small program for a community and i don't want to make
a fully standard look of the frame.

For instance i want to make it shaped like a circle or some costume shape.
I have looked at AWTUtilities but that's BETA aka Java7 and i want to avoid using
that.. senseless..


Whats my workaround this ?

How about using a window and making part of it transparent.

OMFG -.-

Thanks for advice.

Transparent windows are an AWTUtilities/Java7 thing. I don't believe this is possible without them. Why are you avoiding them?

If you do not want to use standard Java JComponent and their look and feel why using Java ?

How about using a window and making part of it transparent.

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Java lightweight components can be transparent, but they are always ultimately placed inside a heavyweight component. Heavyweight components are always opaque (unless you use AWTUtilities Java 6u12+, or Java 7)

http://java.sun.com/products/jfc/tsc/articles/mixing/