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public class: ButtonGroup [javadoc | source]

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This class is used to create a multiple-exclusion scope for a set of buttons. Creating a set of buttons with the same ButtonGroup object means that turning "on" one of those buttons turns off all other buttons in the group.

A ButtonGroup can be used with any set of objects that inherit from AbstractButton. Typically a button group contains instances of JRadioButton, JRadioButtonMenuItem, or JToggleButton. It wouldn't make sense to put an instance of JButton or JMenuItem in a button group because JButton and JMenuItem don't implement the selected state.

Initially, all buttons in the group are unselected.

For examples and further information on using button groups see How to Use Radio Buttons, a section in The Java Tutorial.

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 .

Field Summary
protected  Vector<AbstractButton> buttons     
 ButtonModel selection    The current selection. 
 public ButtonGroup() 
Method from javax.swing.ButtonGroup Summary:
add,   clearSelection,   getButtonCount,   getElements,   getSelection,   isSelected,   remove,   setSelected
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.swing.ButtonGroup Detail:
 public  void add(AbstractButton b) 
    Adds the button to the group.
 public  void clearSelection() 
    Clears the selection such that none of the buttons in the ButtonGroup are selected.
 public int getButtonCount() 
    Returns the number of buttons in the group.
 public Enumeration<AbstractButton> getElements() 
    Returns all the buttons that are participating in this group.
 public ButtonModel getSelection() 
    Returns the model of the selected button.
 public boolean isSelected(ButtonModel m) 
    Returns whether a ButtonModel is selected.
 public  void remove(AbstractButton b) 
    Removes the button from the group.
 public  void setSelected(ButtonModel m,
    boolean b) 
    Sets the selected value for the ButtonModel. Only one button in the group may be selected at a time.