Display Bold, Italic, Strike out fonts in SWT table/tree

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SWT(Software Widget toolkit). It’s a java based framework to develop GUI(standalone) applications. This framework is like Java Swings, AWT. SWT has rich set of widgets like tree, tables, groups, sahsforms, composites etc.

Usecase: Let’s say user has some valid data which is going to change dynamically some new data is added, some data is edited, deleted and some unchanged. If user wants to have keep track of which data is changed, deleted, added, etc. then the following technical blog is helpful.

Well, SWT is derived from the Java web development they are related to each other but further you should have SWT jar files if you want to execute this code.

SWT has given direct support to show the font styles, but its up to you how you want to show them.
In this blog we are showing four types of styles

  1.  Bold
  2. Bold and italic
  3. Strike out
  4. No style

SWT Table or tree

* The Enum FontStyleStatus.
This ENUM is used to provide the different styles to text
Based on the status
public enum FontStyleStatus

Codes Snippet to create table:

Display display = new Display();
Shell shell = new Shell(display, SWT.SHELL_TRIM);
shell.setText(“Styled text example”);
shell.setLayout(new FillLayout());

Composite container = new Composite(shell, SWT.NONE);
container.setLayout(new FormLayout());
final FormData containerFd = new FormData();
containerFd.top = new FormAttachment(0, 30);
containerFd.left = new FormAttachment(0, 4);
containerFd.right = new FormAttachment(100, -5);
containerFd.bottom = new FormAttachment(100, 0);

tableViewer = new TableViewer(container, SWT.BORDER | SWT.FULL_SELECTION | SWT.MULTI);
tableViewer.setContentProvider(new ContentProvider());
ColumnViewerToolTipSupport.enableFor(tableViewer, ToolTip.RECREATE);

table = tableViewer.getTable();
final FormData fdFroTable = new FormData();
fdFroTable.top = new FormAttachment(0, 5);
fdFroTable.left = new FormAttachment(0, 4);
fdFroTable.right = new FormAttachment(100, -15);
fdFroTable.bottom = new FormAttachment(100, -35);

shell.setSize(400, 400);

final MyStyledLabelProvider labelProvider2 = new MyStyledLabelProvider();
final TableViewerColumn tableViewerColumn = new TableViewerColumn(tableViewer, SWT.NONE);
final TableColumn tableColumn = tableViewerColumn.getColumn();
tableViewerColumn.setLabelProvider(new MyStyledLabelProvider2(tableViewer, 0, labelProvider2));

final TableViewerColumn tableViewerColumn2 = new TableViewerColumn(tableViewer, SWT.NONE);
tableViewerColumn2.setLabelProvider(new MyStyledLabelProvider2(tableViewer, 1, labelProvider2));
final TableColumn tableColumn2 = tableViewerColumn2.getColumn();

Collection<ValuObject> valuObjects = new ArrayList<>();
for (int i = 0; i < 20; i++)

ValuObject valuObject = new ValuObject();
valuObject.setValue1(” Value ” + i);
valuObject.setValue2(” Value” + i);
if (i % 2 == 0)


else if (i % 3 == 0)


else if (i % 5 == 0)

valuObject.setValue1(” 1 Before edit Value , After edit “);
valuObject.setValue2(” 2 Before edit Value , After edit”);


while (!shell.isDisposed())

if (!display.readAndDispatch())


Value Holder or Value Object to populate table

private class ValuObject
private String value1;
private String value2;
private FontStyleStatus fontStatus;
public String getValue1()
return value1;
public void setValue1(String value1)
this.value1 = value1;
public String getValue2()
return value2;
public void setValue2(String value2)
this.value2 = value2;
public FontStyleStatus getFontStatus()
return fontStatus;
public void setFontStatus(FontStyleStatus fontStatus)
this.fontStatus = fontStatus;


  • While setting the input values itself set the corresponding style you want to display so that from the label provider we can display
  • For the table viewer columns set styled label provider and this should extend StyledCellLabelProvider otherwise we can’t get the styles.
  • As this class is from the Framework it has update method, we have to override this method to get our desired styles.
  • This label provider will be called for each and every column and each and every cell.

Code snippet for StyledLabelProvider:

public static class MyStyledLabelProvider2 extends StyledCellLabelProvider
private MyStyledLabelProvider myStyledLabelProvider;
private int index;
public MyStyledLabelProvider2(Viewer treeViewer, int index, MyStyledLabelProvider myStyledLabelProvider)
this.myStyledLabelProvider = myStyledLabelProvider;
this.index = index;
* {@inheritDoc}
public void update(ViewerCell cell)
final StyledString styledString = myStyledLabelProvider.getStyledString(cell, index);
if (styledString != null)

As we have override update method, this label provider actually sets the styles to the table cells, from this label provider we need to get the actual styles that’s the reason we passed one more label provider with the corresponding column index.

StyleRange, StyledString are the framework classes to provide styling for the text.
You can have a plentt of tutorials about them.

Code snippet to get actual style

Styler is the framework class which provides the styles for the text like bold, strike out etc.
We have to define the required styles. We have some predefined styles also.

/** The strike out styler. */
private Styler strikeOutStyler = new Styler()
public void applyStyles(TextStyle textStyle)
textStyle.strikeout = true;
/** The bold italic styler. */
private Styler boldItalicStyler = new Styler()
public void applyStyles(TextStyle textStyle)
textStyle.font = FontStyles.getBoldItalicFont();
* Instantiates a new my styled label provider.
public MyStyledLabelProvider()
public StyledString getStyledString(final ViewerCell cell, int columnIndex)
final Object element = cell.getElement();
final StyledString styledString = getStyledString(element, columnIndex);
return styledString;
private StyledString getStyledString(final Object element, final int columnIndex)
StyledString styledString = null;
switch (columnIndex)
case 0:
ValuObject value = (ValuObject) element;
styledString = new StyledString(value.getValue1(), boldItalicStyler);
if (value.getFontStatus() == null ||value.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.UNCHANGED))
styledString = new StyledString(value.getValue1());
else if (value.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.DELETED))
styledString = new StyledString(value.getValue1(),strikeOutStyler);
else if (value.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.ADDED))
styledString = new StyledString(value.getValue1(),
else if (value.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.RENAMED))
final String[] strings = value.getValue1().split(“,”);
StyledString styledString2 = new StyledString(strings[1]);
styledString = new StyledString(strings[0], strikeOutStyler);
case 1:
ValuObject value2 = (ValuObject) element;
if (value2.getFontStatus() == null ||value2.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.UNCHANGED))
styledString = new StyledString(value2.getValue2());
else if (value2.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.DELETED))
styledString = new StyledString(value2.getValue2(),
else if (value2.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.ADDED))
styledString = new StyledString(value2.getValue2(),
else if (value2.getFontStatus().equals(FontStyleStatus.RENAMED))
final String[] strings = value2.getValue2().split(“,”);
StyledString styledString2 = new StyledString(strings[1]);
styledString = new StyledString(strings[0], strikeOutStyler);
return styledString;
Font Data:
public final static class FontStyles
private static FontData[] italicValues;
private static FontData[] boldItalicValues;
public static FontData[] getItalicFontData() {
return italicValues;
public static Font getBoldItalicFont()
if (getItalicFontData() == null)
final Font originalFont = Display.getCurrent().getSystemFont();
boldItalicValues = originalFont.getFontData();
for (int i = 0; i < boldItalicValues.length; i++)
boldItalicValues[i].setStyle(boldItalicValues[i].getStyle() |SWT.ITALIC | SWT.BOLD);
return new Font(Display.getCurrent(), boldItalicValues);


Snapshot before applying styles:

SWT table

If you observe the above screenshot the there is no styles inside the cells.

Snapshot after applying the styles:

SWT table1

You can observe the text inside the cells are bold, bold-italic, strike out, strike out and normal and normal the various styles are displayed. Even we can change the background, font color also.


This article discuss about you how to display the text font inside the table or tree with styles by sing styled text, styles and styles label provider class as these are from framework.
This blog has 3 parts:

  1. Table/tree creation.
  2. Creating the table data and while creating data itself we have to specify the style you want to display. It’s just a simulation real time it depends on the functionality.
  3. Setting the styled label provider and overriding the update method. This is very important step, from this method we have to get the actual styles. This method displays actual styles.

Hope this blog is helpful.

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iOS app development is in a very good form in the markets of software making. In fact it is the time someone very much interested in iOS app development takes a step forward and become a full fledged app developer and takes up the opportunity to showcase your extraordinary programming skills. iOS app development is under a great demand in the Apple store too. The popularity of iOS is increasing day by day, but the number of iOS apps is not. This is clearly creating a great demand for the iOS app development enthusiasts.

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One has 2 options when he wants to get into a full time career of iOS app development. He either works for a firm that is into iOS app making or he becomes a freelancer and starts to develop and deploy his own applications. Freelancing is always a better option if you have a little entrepreneurial approach and independent character. There are a few things to be considered while choosing the freelancing approach. Some common mistakes are generally found to be done by freelancer app makers. Let us go through them for a better understanding.

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Making a totally free application is a blunder while considering iOS app development. Even if you are launching your first every iOS application and you want to deploy it on the store, don’t make it a completely free app. A good way will be releasing a free version with limited access and features and then upgrading it to a paid version of full edition. This will not only fetch you money in your initial stages but also will tell you clearly an audience opinion on your app through the free versions status of success or failure. Also, consider the fact that iOS devices are costly and no iOS user will value any freely available app even if it is the best of its kind.

iOS app development has seen a lot of progress in the recent times. We have got automated platforms and IDEs for developing applications in iOS. You need not develop everything from scratch. Make use of the tools available in a perfect fashion. Take advantage of available packages wherever possible. No user really cares about how its’ made, everyone only concentrates on what it can do.

With all these considerations in mind, go for iOS app development for a bright career and opportunities.

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Today in the modern era where the IT industry is completely dependent on the web arena, asp.net which is a very great combination of the Active Server Pages and the .Net framework, has been equipping the world with simple and easy ways to create an impressive, responsive and dynamic web applications.

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Let’s go through some of the most elegant features of asp.net development

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Technology has always offered man a pace of living. Well, this statement is do-able with the development and the changes in the way man has given development a platform to reach height. People working in the MNCAsp. net developmentS have well acquainted with all the programming languages for which even if I start counting my day would end in the unconditional mode. Well, to also add a bit, the latest programming language added to the list is ASP.NET MVC. Now, what excitement does this programming language holds in? Well, I’ll tell you, just switch your eyes to the next paragraph.

ASP.NET MVC says what?

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Segmentation of Models, views and controller:

The ASP.NET MVC development model is synchronized into three steps. They are models, views and also controllers. Now let’s have a closer look on these segments:

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Views: Views are the components which have been used to display the applications in all the user interfaces, for which a UI is created for the model.

Controllers: These are the components which have been used to handle the user interaction and then select a view to see the UIs.

The MVC controller is helpful in the creation of applications which are different from the
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These ASP.NET applications are at times complex, because the reason is that in order to test a page, you need to instantiate a class. The MVC therefore helps in coupling of the applications that are based on testing of the MVC applications.

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• This language is easily deployed for the programmers who have full control of the applications in an easy way.

• There is a better support for the test-driven application.

Thus, today programmers need to emphasis on the growing areas of ASP.NET development which would not only expand their ideologies for learning this language, but will also help in learning a rich routing infrastructure too.

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