How do I format JLabel using HTML?

JLabel text can be formatted using an HTML standard tags. The example below shows you how we can use and HTML font tag to change the font size, color and style of JLabel text.

package org.kodejava.swing;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.SwingUtilities;
import javax.swing.WindowConstants;
import java.awt.Container;
import java.awt.FlowLayout;

public class JLabelHTMLStyle extends JFrame {
    public JLabelHTMLStyle() {
        setTitle("JLabel with HTML Style");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(() -> new JLabelHTMLStyle().setVisible(true));

    private void initComponents() {
        setSize(500, 500);
        Container container = getContentPane();
        container.setLayout(new FlowLayout(FlowLayout.CENTER));

        // Create a JLabel object that display a string formatted using HTML.
        // 14 font size with red and italic.
        String text = "<html>" +
            "<font size='16' color='orange'><strong>Hello World!</strong></font>" +
        JLabel label = new JLabel(text);
JLabel with HTML Style

JLabel with HTML Style


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