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How to change the cursor type

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How can I change the cursor to “Hand” only when the mouse pointed on grid which is not Null (contained images)?

So far the cursor turn to “Hand” all over the grids (null or not null).

public GUI() {
....
  JPanel pDraw = new JPanel();
  ....
  for(Component component: pDraw.getComponents()){
     JLabel lbl = (JLabel)component;

     //add mouse listener to grid box which contained image
     if (lbl.getIcon() != null)
        lbl.addMouseListener(this);
  }

  public void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e) {
     Cursor cursor = Cursor.getDefaultCursor();
     //change cursor appearance to HAND_CURSOR when the mouse pointed on images
     cursor = Cursor.getPredefinedCursor(Cursor.HAND_CURSOR); 
     setCursor(cursor);
  }

Answer

This should have the desired effect:

public GUI() {
  // class attributes
  protected Component entered = null;
  protected Border    defaultB    = BorderFactory...;
  protected Border    highlighted = BorderFactory...;

  ....
  JPanel pDraw = new JPanel();
  ....
  for(Component component: pDraw.getComponents()){
     JLabel lbl = (JLabel)component;

     //add mouse listener to grid box which contained image
     if (lbl.getIcon() != null)
        lbl.addMouseListener(this);
  }

  public void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e) {
     if (!(e.getSource() instanceof Component)) return;
     exit();
     enter((Component)e.getSource());
  }

  public void mouseExited(MouseEvent e) {
     exit();
  }

  public void enter(Component c) {
     //change cursor appearance to HAND_CURSOR when the mouse pointed on images
     Cursor cursor = Cursor.getPredefinedCursor(Cursor.HAND_CURSOR); 
     setCursor(cursor);
     c.setBorder(highlighted);
     entered = c;
  }

  public void exit() {
     Cursor cursor = Cursor.getDefaultCursor();
     setCursor(cursor);
     if (entered != null) {
        entered.setBorder(defaultB);
        entered = null;
     }
  }

Edited post for new stuff in comment. BorderFactory javadoc: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/javax/swing/BorderFactory.html. Edit 2: fixed small problem.

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