Create JLabel with border

In this example we are going to see how to create a JLabel with border. This is one basic graphics enhancement for your application. In general, this is one of the main customizations you can perform to your JLabels.

In short, all you have to do to create a JLabel with border is:

  • Create a class that extends JFrame.
  • Create a new JLabel.
  • Use BorderFactory.createLineBorder(Color.BLUE, 5) to create a new Border with specific color and line width.
  • Use JLabel.setBorder to set the border of the JLabel component.
  • Use add to add the JLabel to the frame.

Let’s see the code:

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.desktop;

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

import javax.swing.BorderFactory;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.border.Border;

public class CreateJLabelWithBorder extends JFrame {

	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

	public CreateJLabelWithBorder() {

		// set flow layout for the frame
		this.getContentPane().setLayout(new FlowLayout());

		JLabel label = new JLabel("Java Code Geeks - Java Examples");

		// create a line border with the specified color and width
		Border border = BorderFactory.createLineBorder(Color.BLUE, 5);

		// set the border of this component

		// add textfield to frame


	private static void createAndShowGUI() {

  //Create and set up the window.

  JFrame frame = new CreateJLabelWithBorder();

  //Display the window.





	public static void main(String[] args) {

  //Schedule a job for the event-dispatching thread:

  //creating and showing this application's GUI.

  javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

public void run() {





This was an example on how to create JLabel with border.

Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias is a software developer turned online entrepreneur. He is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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