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public class: JCheckBox [javadoc | source]
java.lang.Object
   java.awt.Component
      java.awt.Container
         javax.swing.JComponent
            javax.swing.AbstractButton
               javax.swing.JToggleButton
                  javax.swing.JCheckBox

All Implemented Interfaces:
    Accessible, SwingConstants, ItemSelectable, HasGetTransferHandler, Serializable, MenuContainer, ImageObserver

Direct Known Subclasses:
    SynthBooleanTableCellRenderer, BooleanRenderer

An implementation of a check box -- an item that can be selected or deselected, and which displays its state to the user. By convention, any number of check boxes in a group can be selected. See How to Use Buttons, Check Boxes, and Radio Buttons in The Java Tutorial for examples and information on using check boxes.

Buttons can be configured, and to some degree controlled, by Actions. Using an Action with a button has many benefits beyond directly configuring a button. Refer to Swing Components Supporting Action for more details, and you can find more information in How to Use Actions, a section in The Java Tutorial.

Warning: Swing is not thread safe. For more information see Swing's Threading Policy.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeansTM has been added to the java.beans package. Please see java.beans.XMLEncoder .

Nested Class Summary:
protected class  JCheckBox.AccessibleJCheckBox  This class implements accessibility support for the JCheckBox class. It provides an implementation of the Java Accessibility API appropriate to check box user-interface elements.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeansTM has been added to the java.beans package. Please see {@link java.beans.XMLEncoder}. 

Field Summary
public static final  String BORDER_PAINTED_FLAT_CHANGED_PROPERTY    Identifies a change to the flat property. 
Fields inherited from javax.swing.AbstractButton:
MODEL_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  TEXT_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  MNEMONIC_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  MARGIN_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  VERTICAL_ALIGNMENT_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  HORIZONTAL_ALIGNMENT_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  VERTICAL_TEXT_POSITION_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  HORIZONTAL_TEXT_POSITION_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  BORDER_PAINTED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  FOCUS_PAINTED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ROLLOVER_ENABLED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  CONTENT_AREA_FILLED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  PRESSED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  SELECTED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ROLLOVER_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ROLLOVER_SELECTED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  DISABLED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  DISABLED_SELECTED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  model,  defaultCapable,  changeListener,  actionListener,  itemListener,  changeEvent
Fields inherited from javax.swing.JComponent:
DEBUG_GRAPHICS_LOADED,  ui,  listenerList,  paintingChild,  WHEN_FOCUSED,  WHEN_ANCESTOR_OF_FOCUSED_COMPONENT,  WHEN_IN_FOCUSED_WINDOW,  UNDEFINED_CONDITION,  TOOL_TIP_TEXT_KEY,  focusController,  accessibleContext
Fields inherited from java.awt.Container:
layoutMgr,  containerListener,  listeningChildren,  listeningBoundsChildren,  descendantsCount,  preserveBackgroundColor,  INCLUDE_SELF,  SEARCH_HEAVYWEIGHTS,  modalComp,  modalAppContext
Fields inherited from java.awt.Component:
peer,  parent,  appContext,  x,  y,  width,  height,  foreground,  background,  font,  peerFont,  cursor,  locale,  bufferStrategy,  ignoreRepaint,  visible,  enabled,  dropTarget,  popups,  focusTraversalKeys,  LOCK,  minSize,  minSizeSet,  prefSize,  prefSizeSet,  maxSize,  maxSizeSet,  componentOrientation,  newEventsOnly,  componentListener,  focusListener,  hierarchyListener,  hierarchyBoundsListener,  keyListener,  mouseListener,  mouseMotionListener,  mouseWheelListener,  inputMethodListener,  windowClosingException,  actionListenerK,  adjustmentListenerK,  componentListenerK,  containerListenerK,  focusListenerK,  itemListenerK,  keyListenerK,  mouseListenerK,  mouseMotionListenerK,  mouseWheelListenerK,  textListenerK,  ownedWindowK,  windowListenerK,  inputMethodListenerK,  hierarchyListenerK,  hierarchyBoundsListenerK,  windowStateListenerK,  windowFocusListenerK,  eventMask,  isInc,  incRate,  TOP_ALIGNMENT,  CENTER_ALIGNMENT,  BOTTOM_ALIGNMENT,  LEFT_ALIGNMENT,  RIGHT_ALIGNMENT,  isPacked,  backgroundEraseDisabled,  eventCache,  accessibleContext
Constructor:
 public JCheckBox() 
 public JCheckBox(Icon icon) 
    Creates an initially unselected check box with an icon.
    Parameters:
    icon - the Icon image to display
 public JCheckBox(String text) 
    Creates an initially unselected check box with text.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the check box.
 public JCheckBox(Action a) 
    Creates a check box where properties are taken from the Action supplied.
    since: 1.3 -
 public JCheckBox(Icon icon,
    boolean selected) 
    Creates a check box with an icon and specifies whether or not it is initially selected.
    Parameters:
    icon - the Icon image to display
    selected - a boolean value indicating the initial selection state. If true the check box is selected
 public JCheckBox(String text,
    boolean selected) 
    Creates a check box with text and specifies whether or not it is initially selected.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the check box.
    selected - a boolean value indicating the initial selection state. If true the check box is selected
 public JCheckBox(String text,
    Icon icon) 
    Creates an initially unselected check box with the specified text and icon.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the check box.
    icon - the Icon image to display
 public JCheckBox(String text,
    Icon icon,
    boolean selected) 
    Creates a check box with text and icon, and specifies whether or not it is initially selected.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the check box.
    icon - the Icon image to display
    selected - a boolean value indicating the initial selection state. If true the check box is selected
Method from javax.swing.JCheckBox Summary:
getAccessibleContext,   getUIClassID,   isBorderPaintedFlat,   paramString,   setBorderPaintedFlat,   setIconFromAction,   updateUI
Methods from javax.swing.JToggleButton:
getAccessibleContext,   getUIClassID,   paramString,   shouldUpdateSelectedStateFromAction,   updateUI
Methods from javax.swing.AbstractButton:
actionPropertyChanged,   addActionListener,   addChangeListener,   addImpl,   addItemListener,   checkHorizontalKey,   checkVerticalKey,   clientPropertyChanged,   configurePropertiesFromAction,   createActionListener,   createActionPropertyChangeListener,   createActionPropertyChangeListener0,   createChangeListener,   createItemListener,   doClick,   doClick,   fireActionPerformed,   fireItemStateChanged,   fireStateChanged,   getAction,   getActionCommand,   getActionListeners,   getChangeListeners,   getDisabledIcon,   getDisabledSelectedIcon,   getDisplayedMnemonicIndex,   getHideActionText,   getHorizontalAlignment,   getHorizontalTextPosition,   getIcon,   getIconTextGap,   getItemListeners,   getLabel,   getMargin,   getMnemonic,   getModel,   getMultiClickThreshhold,   getPressedIcon,   getRolloverIcon,   getRolloverSelectedIcon,   getSelectedIcon,   getSelectedObjects,   getText,   getUI,   getVerticalAlignment,   getVerticalTextPosition,   imageUpdate,   init,   isBorderPainted,   isContentAreaFilled,   isFocusPainted,   isRolloverEnabled,   isSelected,   largeIconChanged,   paintBorder,   paramString,   removeActionListener,   removeChangeListener,   removeItemListener,   removeNotify,   setAction,   setActionCommand,   setBorderPainted,   setContentAreaFilled,   setDisabledIcon,   setDisabledSelectedIcon,   setDisplayedMnemonicIndex,   setEnabled,   setFocusPainted,   setHideActionText,   setHorizontalAlignment,   setHorizontalTextPosition,   setIcon,   setIconFromAction,   setIconTextGap,   setLabel,   setLayout,   setMargin,   setMnemonic,   setMnemonic,   setModel,   setMultiClickThreshhold,   setPressedIcon,   setRolloverEnabled,   setRolloverIcon,   setRolloverSelectedIcon,   setSelected,   setSelectedIcon,   setText,   setUI,   setUIProperty,   setVerticalAlignment,   setVerticalTextPosition,   shouldUpdateSelectedStateFromAction,   smallIconChanged,   updateUI
Methods from javax.swing.JComponent:
_paintImmediately,   addAncestorListener,   addNotify,   addVetoableChangeListener,   alwaysOnTop,   checkIfChildObscuredBySibling,   clientPropertyChanged,   compWriteObjectNotify,   componentInputMapChanged,   computeVisibleRect,   computeVisibleRect,   contains,   createToolTip,   disable,   dndDone,   dropLocationForPoint,   enable,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   fireVetoableChange,   getAccessibleContext,   getActionForKeyStroke,   getActionMap,   getActionMap,   getAlignmentX,   getAlignmentY,   getAncestorListeners,   getAutoscrolls,   getBaseline,   getBaselineResizeBehavior,   getBorder,   getBounds,   getClientProperty,   getComponentGraphics,   getComponentPopupMenu,   getConditionForKeyStroke,   getCreatedDoubleBuffer,   getDebugGraphicsOptions,   getDefaultLocale,   getFontMetrics,   getGraphics,   getGraphicsInvoked,   getHeight,   getInheritsPopupMenu,   getInputMap,   getInputMap,   getInputMap,   getInputVerifier,   getInsets,   getInsets,   getListeners,   getLocation,   getManagingFocusBackwardTraversalKeys,   getManagingFocusForwardTraversalKeys,   getMaximumSize,   getMinimumSize,   getNextFocusableComponent,   getPopupLocation,   getPreferredSize,   getRegisteredKeyStrokes,   getRootPane,   getSize,   getToolTipLocation,   getToolTipText,   getToolTipText,   getTopLevelAncestor,   getTransferHandler,   getUIClassID,   getVerifyInputWhenFocusTarget,   getVetoableChangeListeners,   getVisibleRect,   getWidth,   getWriteObjCounter,   getX,   getY,   grabFocus,   isDoubleBuffered,   isLightweightComponent,   isManagingFocus,   isOpaque,   isOptimizedDrawingEnabled,   isPainting,   isPaintingForPrint,   isPaintingOrigin,   isPaintingTile,   isRequestFocusEnabled,   isValidateRoot,   paint,   paintBorder,   paintChildren,   paintComponent,   paintForceDoubleBuffered,   paintImmediately,   paintImmediately,   paintToOffscreen,   paramString,   print,   printAll,   printBorder,   printChildren,   printComponent,   processComponentKeyEvent,   processKeyBinding,   processKeyBindings,   processKeyBindingsForAllComponents,   processKeyEvent,   processMouseEvent,   processMouseMotionEvent,   putClientProperty,   rectangleIsObscured,   registerKeyboardAction,   registerKeyboardAction,   removeAncestorListener,   removeNotify,   removeVetoableChangeListener,   repaint,   repaint,   requestDefaultFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   resetKeyboardActions,   reshape,   revalidate,   safelyGetGraphics,   safelyGetGraphics,   scrollRectToVisible,   setActionMap,   setAlignmentX,   setAlignmentY,   setAutoscrolls,   setBackground,   setBorder,   setComponentPopupMenu,   setCreatedDoubleBuffer,   setDebugGraphicsOptions,   setDefaultLocale,   setDoubleBuffered,   setDropLocation,   setEnabled,   setFocusTraversalKeys,   setFont,   setForeground,   setInheritsPopupMenu,   setInputMap,   setInputVerifier,   setMaximumSize,   setMinimumSize,   setNextFocusableComponent,   setOpaque,   setPaintingChild,   setPreferredSize,   setRequestFocusEnabled,   setToolTipText,   setTransferHandler,   setUI,   setUIProperty,   setVerifyInputWhenFocusTarget,   setVisible,   setWriteObjCounter,   shouldDebugGraphics,   superProcessMouseMotionEvent,   unregisterKeyboardAction,   update,   updateUI
Methods from java.awt.Container:
add,   add,   add,   add,   add,   addContainerListener,   addImpl,   addNotify,   addPropertyChangeListener,   addPropertyChangeListener,   adjustDecendantsOnParent,   adjustDescendants,   adjustListeningChildren,   applyComponentOrientation,   areFocusTraversalKeysSet,   canContainFocusOwner,   checkGD,   clearCurrentFocusCycleRootOnHide,   clearMostRecentFocusOwnerOnHide,   containsFocus,   countComponents,   countHierarchyMembers,   createChildHierarchyEvents,   createHierarchyEvents,   decreaseComponentCount,   deliverEvent,   dispatchEventImpl,   dispatchEventToSelf,   doLayout,   eventEnabled,   findComponentAt,   findComponentAt,   findComponentAt,   findComponentAtImpl,   getAccessibleAt,   getAccessibleChild,   getAccessibleChildrenCount,   getAlignmentX,   getAlignmentY,   getComponent,   getComponentAt,   getComponentAt,   getComponentCount,   getComponentZOrder,   getComponents,   getComponentsSync,   getComponents_NoClientCode,   getContainerListeners,   getDropTargetEventTarget,   getFocusTraversalKeys,   getFocusTraversalPolicy,   getHeavyweightContainer,   getInsets,   getLayout,   getListeners,   getMaximumSize,   getMinimumSize,   getMouseEventTarget,   getMousePosition,   getOpaqueShape,   getPreferredSize,   getTraversalRoot,   hasHeavyweightDescendants,   hasLightweightDescendants,   increaseComponentCount,   initializeFocusTraversalKeys,   insets,   invalidate,   invalidateParent,   invalidateTree,   isAncestorOf,   isFocusCycleRoot,   isFocusCycleRoot,   isFocusTraversalPolicyProvider,   isFocusTraversalPolicySet,   isRecursivelyVisibleUpToHeavyweightContainer,   isSameOrAncestorOf,   isValidateRoot,   layout,   lightweightPaint,   lightweightPrint,   list,   list,   locate,   minimumSize,   mixOnHiding,   mixOnReshaping,   mixOnShowing,   mixOnValidating,   mixOnZOrderChanging,   numListening,   paint,   paintComponents,   paintHeavyweightComponents,   paramString,   postProcessKeyEvent,   postsOldMouseEvents,   preProcessKeyEvent,   preferredSize,   print,   printComponents,   printHeavyweightComponents,   processContainerEvent,   processEvent,   proxyEnableEvents,   recursiveApplyCurrentShape,   recursiveApplyCurrentShape,   recursiveApplyCurrentShape,   recursiveSubtractAndApplyShape,   recursiveSubtractAndApplyShape,   recursiveSubtractAndApplyShape,   remove,   remove,   removeAll,   removeContainerListener,   removeNotify,   setComponentZOrder,   setFocusCycleRoot,   setFocusTraversalKeys,   setFocusTraversalPolicy,   setFocusTraversalPolicyProvider,   setFont,   setLayout,   transferFocusDownCycle,   update,   updateGraphicsData,   validate,   validateTree,   validateUnconditionally
Methods from java.awt.Component:
action,   add,   addComponentListener,   addFocusListener,   addHierarchyBoundsListener,   addHierarchyListener,   addInputMethodListener,   addKeyListener,   addMouseListener,   addMouseMotionListener,   addMouseWheelListener,   addNotify,   addPropertyChangeListener,   addPropertyChangeListener,   adjustListeningChildrenOnParent,   applyComponentOrientation,   applyCompoundShape,   applyCurrentShape,   areBoundsValid,   areFocusTraversalKeysSet,   areInputMethodsEnabled,   autoProcessMouseWheel,   bounds,   canBeFocusOwner,   canBeFocusOwnerRecursively,   checkGD,   checkImage,   checkImage,   checkTreeLock,   checkWindowClosingException,   clearCurrentFocusCycleRootOnHide,   clearMostRecentFocusOwnerOnHide,   coalesceEvents,   constructComponentName,   contains,   contains,   containsFocus,   countHierarchyMembers,   createBufferStrategy,   createBufferStrategy,   createHierarchyEvents,   createImage,   createImage,   createVolatileImage,   createVolatileImage,   deliverEvent,   disable,   disableEvents,   dispatchEvent,   dispatchEventImpl,   dispatchMouseWheelToAncestor,   doLayout,   enable,   enable,   enableEvents,   enableInputMethods,   eventEnabled,   eventTypeEnabled,   findUnderMouseInWindow,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   getAccessControlContext,   getAccessibleContext,   getAccessibleIndexInParent,   getAccessibleStateSet,   getAlignmentX,   getAlignmentY,   getBackBuffer,   getBackground,   getBaseline,   getBaselineResizeBehavior,   getBounds,   getBounds,   getBoundsOp,   getBufferStrategy,   getColorModel,   getComponentAt,   getComponentAt,   getComponentListeners,   getComponentOrientation,   getContainer,   getContainingWindow,   getCursor,   getCursor_NoClientCode,   getDropTarget,   getFocusCycleRootAncestor,   getFocusListeners,   getFocusTraversalKeys,   getFocusTraversalKeysEnabled,   getFocusTraversalKeys_NoIDCheck,   getFont,   getFontMetrics,   getFont_NoClientCode,   getForeground,   getGraphics,   getGraphicsConfiguration,   getGraphicsConfiguration_NoClientCode,   getGraphics_NoClientCode,   getHWPeerAboveMe,   getHeight,   getHierarchyBoundsListeners,   getHierarchyListeners,   getIgnoreRepaint,   getInputContext,   getInputMethodListeners,   getInputMethodRequests,   getKeyListeners,   getListeners,   getLocale,   getLocation,   getLocation,   getLocationOnScreen,   getLocationOnScreen_NoTreeLock,   getLocationOnWindow,   getMaximumSize,   getMinimumSize,   getMouseListeners,   getMouseMotionListeners,   getMousePosition,   getMouseWheelListeners,   getName,   getNativeContainer,   getNextFocusCandidate,   getNormalShape,   getObjectLock,   getOpaqueShape,   getParent,   getParent_NoClientCode,   getPeer,   getPreferredSize,   getPropertyChangeListeners,   getPropertyChangeListeners,   getSiblingIndexAbove,   getSiblingIndexBelow,   getSize,   getSize,   getToolkit,   getToolkitImpl,   getTraversalRoot,   getTreeLock,   getWidth,   getX,   getY,   gotFocus,   handleEvent,   hasFocus,   hide,   imageUpdate,   initializeFocusTraversalKeys,   inside,   invalidate,   invalidateIfValid,   invalidateParent,   isAutoFocusTransferOnDisposal,   isBackgroundSet,   isCoalescingEnabled,   isCursorSet,   isDisplayable,   isDoubleBuffered,   isEnabled,   isEnabledImpl,   isFocusCycleRoot,   isFocusOwner,   isFocusTraversable,   isFocusTraversableOverridden,   isFocusable,   isFontSet,   isForegroundSet,   isInstanceOf,   isLightweight,   isMaximumSizeSet,   isMinimumSizeSet,   isMixingNeeded,   isNonOpaqueForMixing,   isOpaque,   isPreferredSizeSet,   isRecursivelyVisible,   isSameOrAncestorOf,   isShowing,   isValid,   isVisible,   isVisible_NoClientCode,   keyDown,   keyUp,   layout,   lightweightPaint,   lightweightPrint,   list,   list,   list,   list,   list,   locate,   location,   lostFocus,   minimumSize,   mixOnHiding,   mixOnReshaping,   mixOnShowing,   mixOnValidating,   mixOnZOrderChanging,   mouseDown,   mouseDrag,   mouseEnter,   mouseExit,   mouseMove,   mouseUp,   move,   nextFocus,   numListening,   paint,   paintAll,   paintHeavyweightComponents,   paramString,   pointRelativeToComponent,   postEvent,   postsOldMouseEvents,   preferredSize,   prepareImage,   prepareImage,   print,   printAll,   printHeavyweightComponents,   processComponentEvent,   processEvent,   processFocusEvent,   processHierarchyBoundsEvent,   processHierarchyEvent,   processInputMethodEvent,   processKeyEvent,   processMouseEvent,   processMouseMotionEvent,   processMouseWheelEvent,   relocateComponent,   remove,   removeComponentListener,   removeFocusListener,   removeHierarchyBoundsListener,   removeHierarchyListener,   removeInputMethodListener,   removeKeyListener,   removeMouseListener,   removeMouseMotionListener,   removeMouseWheelListener,   removeNotify,   removePropertyChangeListener,   removePropertyChangeListener,   repaint,   repaint,   repaint,   repaint,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocusHelper,   requestFocusHelper,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   reshape,   resize,   resize,   revalidate,   setAutoFocusTransferOnDisposal,   setBackground,   setBounds,   setBounds,   setBoundsOp,   setComponentOrientation,   setCursor,   setDropTarget,   setEnabled,   setFocusTraversalKeys,   setFocusTraversalKeysEnabled,   setFocusTraversalKeys_NoIDCheck,   setFocusable,   setFont,   setForeground,   setGraphicsConfiguration,   setIgnoreRepaint,   setLocale,   setLocation,   setLocation,   setMaximumSize,   setMinimumSize,   setName,   setPreferredSize,   setRequestFocusController,   setSize,   setSize,   setVisible,   show,   show,   size,   subtractAndApplyShape,   subtractAndApplyShapeBelowMe,   toString,   transferFocus,   transferFocus,   transferFocusBackward,   transferFocusBackward,   transferFocusUpCycle,   update,   updateCursorImmediately,   updateGraphicsData,   updateZOrder,   validate
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.swing.JCheckBox Detail:
 public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext() 
    Gets the AccessibleContext associated with this JCheckBox. For JCheckBoxes, the AccessibleContext takes the form of an AccessibleJCheckBox. A new AccessibleJCheckBox instance is created if necessary.
 public String getUIClassID() 
    Returns a string that specifies the name of the L&F class that renders this component.
 public boolean isBorderPaintedFlat() 
    Gets the value of the borderPaintedFlat property.
 protected String paramString() 
    Returns a string representation of this JCheckBox. This method is intended to be used only for debugging purposes, and the content and format of the returned string may vary between implementations. The returned string may be empty but may not be null. specific new aspects of the JFC components.
 public  void setBorderPaintedFlat(boolean b) 
    Sets the borderPaintedFlat property, which gives a hint to the look and feel as to the appearance of the check box border. This is usually set to true when a JCheckBox instance is used as a renderer in a component such as a JTable or JTree. The default value for the borderPaintedFlat property is false. This method fires a property changed event. Some look and feels might not implement flat borders; they will ignore this property.
  void setIconFromAction(Action a) 
    The icon for checkboxs comes from the look and feel, not the Action; this is overriden to do nothing.
 public  void updateUI() 
    Resets the UI property to a value from the current look and feel.