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This lesson contains a collection of how-to pages to help you use miscellaneous Swing features.
Actionobjects, you can coordinate the state and event handling of two or more components that generate action events. For example, you can use a single
Actionto create and coordinate a tool-bar button and a menu item that perform the same function.
Swing components have built-in support for assistive technologies. Your program can provide even better support by following a few rules.
Borders are very handy for drawing lines, titles, and empty space around the edges of components.. (You might have noticed that the examples in this trail use a lot of borders.) This section tells you how to add a border to any
Many Swing components can display icons. Usually, icons are implemented as instances of the
You can specify the look and feel of your Swing components.
Read this section if you need access to the GUI from any thread except the event-dispatching thread. This section explains how to use methods such as
invokeLaterand classes such as
SwingWorker. It also tells you when you might want to use the
Timerclass, you can implement a thread that performs an action after a delay, and optionally continues to repeat the action. The action executes in the event-dispatching thread.
This section tells you how to fix problems you might encounter while trying to use the information in this lesson.
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