How do I create a compound border?

In this example we create a compound border, a border around border. Here, instead of creating a new instance of Border class directly we create the border using the BorderFactory factory class.

package org.kodejava.example.swing;

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.border.BevelBorder;
import javax.swing.border.Border;
import java.awt.*;

public class CompoundBorderExample extends JFrame {
    public CompoundBorderExample() {

    private void initializeUI() {
        setSize(300, 300);
        setLayout(new FlowLayout(FlowLayout.LEFT));

        BevelBorder raisedBevel = (BevelBorder) BorderFactory.createBevelBorder(BevelBorder.RAISED);
        BevelBorder loweredBevel = (BevelBorder) BorderFactory.createBevelBorder(BevelBorder.LOWERED);

        Border border = BorderFactory.createCompoundBorder(raisedBevel, loweredBevel);
        JPanel panel = new JPanel();


    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                new CompoundBorderExample().setVisible(true);

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