After learning AWT, lets now see what's Swing? Well, Swing is important to
develop Java programs with a graphical user interface (GUI).
Java 2D API
Programming has become more interactive with Java 2D
API. You can add images, figures, animation to your GUI and
even pass visual information with the help of Java 2D API.
Swing supports data transfer through drag and drop, copy, paste, cut etc.
Data transfer works between Swing components within an application and between Java and native
Swing in Java also supports the feature of Internationalization.
The developers can build applications by which the users can interact
worldwide in different languages.
To translate a text in to a particular language is know
as Localization. It is a process by which we
can change a text to a different language and also we can add some locale-specific components.
What is java swing?
Here, you will know about the Java swing. The Java Swing provides the
multiple platform independent APIs interfaces for interacting between the
users and GUIs components.
- Creating a Frame
This program shows you how to create a frame in Java Swing Application.
The frame in java works like the main window where your components
(controls) are added to develop an application.
- Setting the Icon for a Frame
In this section,
you will learn how to set an icon for the frame in Java Swing.
- Dialog Box In Swing Application
- Message Dialog Box
Message dialog box is used to display informative
messages to the user. In this section we will use JOptionPane class to
display the message Dialog box.
Message and Confirm Dialog Box
This section show you how to display several types of message box.
There are three types of message dialog box that you can use in your
swing applications, example of each type of dialog boxes are provided
- Show Input
Input dialog box is very important and interactive feature of Java
Swing. You have been using the System.in for inputting anything from
user. Java Swing provides the facility to input any thing (whether the
text or the numeric values) in a normal window i.e. the Input Dialog
the Label of a JButton Component(JButton Example)
This section illustrates you how to change the
label of a button in java swing.
- Creating a
Label for a JButton Component
This section shows you how to set the multi line label on the button in
Java Swing Applications.
an Icon to a JButton Component
This section illustrates you how to show the icon on
the button in Java Swing.
- Making a Frame Non-Resizable
This program illustrates you how to make a frame non
resizable. It means, disabling the maximize button of the frame.
- Remove Minimize
and Maximize Button of Frame in Java
In this section we are going to learn how to remove the minimize and
maximize button from the title bar of a frame. We know that the title bar
contains the icon, minimize, maximize and close button. The following
program provides the facility for doing it.
- Removing the Title Bar of a Frame
In this section, you will learn how to remove the
title bar of a frame or window in java. That means show the frame or window
without title bar.
- Setting the Bounds for a Maximized Frame
In this section, you will learn how to set the bounds for a
maximized frame. This means to fix the size for the frame after maximizing
- Iconifying and Maximizing a Frame
In this section, you will learn about the Iconifying and maximizing a frame
in java. Iconifying means to show a frame in minimized form.
- Making a Component Draggable
to Drag and Drop
In this section, you will learn how to make a
component draggable in java. This program provides the drag and drop feature
from one component to another. This program shows a text box and a label on
- Create a toolbar Which have three buttons Such as: Cut, Copy, Paste
In this section, you will learn how to create toolbar
in java. Swing provides a most important feature for creating an interactive
- Convert Image Formats
In this example we are converting image of any format
into jpg format.
Image in Java
This example takes an image from the system and displays it on a frame
using ImageIO class. User enters the name of the image using the
command prompt and then the program displays the same image on the frame.
- Animating Images in an Application
This section shows you how to create an animation with
multiple images. You can see how animation has been implemented in the
following program or example.
- Drawing colorful
In this section, you will see how to draw colorful
shapes in java swing. There are various colorful shapes have been drawn in
the given program. This program has used various types of methods to draw
shapes and fill these with the appropriate color.
- Drawing with a Gradient Color
In this section, you will learn how to draw the
colorful gradient shapes. First of all you will know about the gradient
color. The gradient color is combination of more than one colors to design
a Rollover and Pressed Icon to a JButton Component
Here, you will
learn about adding event i.e. the rollover and click icon to a JButton
component of swing in java. Rollover means moving mouse pointer above the
icon on the button.
a JCheckbox Component
This section illustrates you how to create a Check Box component in Java
the Icons in a JCheckBox Component
This section shows you how to customize the icon in a
check box component. That means any icon can be shown where the checked or
unchecked box of the check box is situated.
a JComboBox Component
In this section, you will learn about the JComboBox
Component of swing in java. The JComboBox is used to display drop-down list.
It provides you options to select an item from the item list.
and Removing an Item in a JComboBox Component
In this section, you can learn how to operate the
Combo Box component, you will learn how to add items to the combo box,
remove items from the combo box.
a JRadioButton Component
In this section, you will learn how to create a radio
button in java swing. Radio Button is like check box.
a JRadioButton Component in a Button Group
In this section, you will learn how to set the radio
buttons in a group so that only one can be selected at a time.
a JList Component
In this section, you will learn how to create a JList component of
swing. JList is a component of GUI. It provides the multiple items in a list
and some times it shows the data in multiple columns in a list.
a Tool Tip for an Item in a JList Component
In this section, you will learn how to set the
tool tip text for items present in the JList component of the Java Swing.
Tool Tip text is the help text of any component for user.
the Dimensions of an Item in a JList Component
In this section, you will learn about setting the
dimensions of the List component in java. A list can have multiple data or
items. Here, you will know how to set data or items in a List Component.
- Creating a JSpinner Component
In this section , you will learn how to create a
JSpinner component of swing. The JSpinner provides the up-down arrow buttons
which are used to increase or decrease the numeric value.
- Creating a JSpinner Component with time
In this section, you will learn about the creation of
a JSpinner Component with time. Here, you will see time is increased or
decreased with the help of JSpinner button.
Keyboard Editing in a JSpinner Component
In this section, you will see how to create a non
editable Spinner component of Java Swing. You can increase it's value by
clicking up and down button.
the Values in a Number JSpinner Component
In this section you will learn how to create a Number
JSpinner that can take values up to certain maximum limit. You can even set
the minimum value of the JSpinner component.
In this section, you will learn how to create a
JSlider component of Java Swing. A Slider is a Swing tool which you can use
for selecting a range.
- JProgressBar Component
In this section, you can learn how to handle progress
bar in java swing. This section shows you how the progress bar starts and
stops with the timer.
In this section, you will learn about creation of
menus, submenus and Separators in Java Swing. Menu bar contains a collection
of menus. Each menu can have multiple menu items these are called submenu.
a Popup Menu
Here, you will learn how to create a Popup menu in
Java. Popup menu is the list of menu which is displayed at that point on the
frame where you press the right mouse button.
a Popup Menu with Nested Menus
In this section, you will learn how to create a nested
popup menu in Java Swing. When you click the right mouse button on the frame
then you get a popup menu.
a JScrollPane Container
In this section, you will learn how to create a scroll
pane container in Java Swing. When you simply create a Text Area and putting
text in the that then the size of the text area is increased according to
the length of the text.
for Scrollbar Value Changes in a JScrollPane Container
In this section, you will learn how to show the value of scrolling
position in the text box. The scroll bar has multiples components as like:
scrollbar top arrow, scrollbar slider, scrollbar track and scrollbar bottom
a JTabbedPane Container
In this section, you will learn how to create the
JTabbedPane container in Java Swing. The example for illustration is given
in which, all the things related to the creation of JTabbedPane container
have been illustrated in efficient manner.
- Adding and
Removing Tab to a JTabbedPane Container
This section shows you how to add a tab to the
JTabbedPane container and how to remove tab from a JTabbedPane container.
and Disabling a Tab in a JTabbedPane Container
In this section you will learn how to enable and
disable any tab in a TabbedPane component of Java Swing. The tabbed
pane container can have one or more tables.
the Color of a Tab in a JTabbedPane Container
In this section, you will learn how to set colors for
a tab in a tabbed pane container in Java Swing applications. Every tab and
it's corresponding container can have different colors.
a JDesktopPane Container
In this section, you will learn how to create a
desktop pane container in Java. The desktop pane container is a container,
which has the internal frame. This internal frame has the same feature as
like a frame.
All Frames in a JDesktopPane Container
This section shows you how to count the number of
visible internal frames in a JDesktopPane container. The JDesktopPane
container roles like a MDI (Multiple Document Interface) frame and all
internal frames role like the child frame of the JDesktopPane container.
an Image in a Tool Tip
This section illustrates how to show an image in tool
tip. One example is given below for illustration.
Out Components in a Grid (Separating
Components in a Row or Column)
In this section, you will learn how to create layout
components with the help of grid in Java Swing. The grid layout provides the
facility to arrange some created GUI components for the frame.
Out Components Using Absolute Coordinates
In this section, you will learn how to set component's
layout according to the coordinate of the screen or the frame. Absolute
coordinates are the fixed points of frame or window which is used for your
an InputMap to a Component
In this section, you will learn about the input map.
Input map is used to perform actions according to the key strokes that mean
when you press any combination of keys the program performs a specific task
for the specified component.
a Screen Shot
In this section, you will learn how to capture the screen. Whatever you
want to do by pressing the "Print Screen" button on the keyboard,
same thing is applied by the given program.
- Setting a Look and
Feel of Swing Application
This section shows how to set different look and feel for your Swing
Application. The look and feel feature of Java Swing provides more
interactivity of the frame for user application.
the Default Look and Feel
In this section, the given program shows the frame in the default look
and feel. Displayed frame has a combo box and a text box, the text box text
is changed as per your selection in the combo box.
In this section, you will learn about the event handling for a swing
component named Slide bar. This section provides a complete solution for the
appropriate functionality by providing a program.
to Create TextArea In Java
In this section, you will learn how to create Text Area in Java. This
section provides you a complete code of the program for illustrating the
- pack() vs.
setSize() Method in Java
This section provides you an example which illustrates
you about the main difference between the pack() method and the setSize() method
of the Java Swing.
- Copy data from one
JTextField to another JTextField
In this example, you will learn how to copy the data
from one JTextField into another JTextField. When you run this program
it starts with two JTextField.
- Drag and Drop components from one frame to another frame
Java code given below shows that how to drag and drop
component (drop down list, text area, check box, radio button etc.) from one
frame to another frame.
- How to create Animation
This section illustrates you how to create Animation. We are proving you an example defining a static variable DELAY of
integer type. The object of Insets class is provides the representation of the
- Noise Image in Graphics
This Java Tutorial is all about creating Images with the use of graphics in
Java. For this we have to import awt and swing package in our Java code.
- Event Dispatcher Thread
In the tutorial Java Event Dispatcher thread in Graphics, we'll illustrate
you how to handle events in graphics using Java.
- Bouncing Thread Example
In this section, we are going to develop a small Java Graphics application
that creates a ball which bounce with the help of thread
- Scrollpane in Java Swing
In this section, you will study how to scroll the drawing on canvas. For
this, we have used class Canvas which extends the class JPanel.
- Show Addition, Subtraction, Intersection, Exclusive OR on one
In this section, we are providing you an example which performs all the functions on one
frame. Two classes Rectangle2D and Ellipse2D are used which
provides rectangle and circle.
A button panel is created containing the buttons.
- How To Move Image Smoothly
In this example you will see how to move image smoothly on mouse motion using
Java. To move an image, we have used the Listener interface that provides the mouse motion
events in Java.
- Bar Chart in Java
In this series of Java Graphic examples, we are going to show you how to draw
simple bar chart in Java. A bar chart (bar graph) is a way of comparing two or more
values using rectangular bars of lengths.
- Draw Pie Chart
This Java Pie Chart example is drawing a pie chart to show the percentage of
marks obtained in particular session. In this example we have used the object of JFrame class
that calls the PieChartPanel class
- Color Effect On Image
In this section of Java graphic tutorial, you are going to study about the
how to give different color effects like Brightness,
Contrast to your Image.
- Login Form in Swing
In the LoginDemo.java, we have create two text fields text1 and text2 to set
the text for username and password. A button is created to perform an action.
- Sum of a Number using Swing
In this section, you will learn how to sum of a number
using swing. JTextField, JButton is a component of GUI.
- Chess Application In Java Swing
In the given example, we have defined MouseListener, MouseMotionListener perform two actions.
This chess simulator will help you to master your chess playing skills, to train your intellectual capacity and give you lots of entertainment.
- Creating a JTable
Here, the procedure for creating a JTable component is given with the
brief description of JTable and it's components.
- Inserting Rows in a
After making a table, you need to insert the data in a table. This
tutorial helps you in how to insert rows in a JTable to specified locations
or places according to its field. For inserting a row in JTable component,
you will require to insert it into its table model object.
- Removing a Row from a
After inserting the data in a JTable, if you wish to remove any
one row's data that is wrong entry then you must have to remove from the
JTable. For removing the data of row from JTable, you will remove it from
its table model.
- Getting the Number
of Rows and Columns in JTable
In this java tutorial you will learn how to get the number of rows and
columns in JTable.
the Height and Width of Rows and columns in JTable
In this java tutorial you will learn how to set the height and
width of rows and columns in JTable. Earlier, you have read about the
JTable that contains the data in rows and columns format so, each and every
rows and columns have some specific height and width for containing the
- Setting the
Column Header in JTable
In the previous section, you have learnt about the creation of JTable
without column headers. In this example you will learn how to set the column
headers in JTable using JTableHeader. Java provides some method and
APIs that helps you in setting the column headers in JTable.
- Shading Rows in JTable
You have learnt about the JTable components and its column headers in
the previous Java section. Now, you will be able to do the shading rows in
JTable. But, the question arises what is shading?.
- Shading Columns in
Earlier you have read about the shading of the rows in JTable.
So, you are now capable for setting the shading the column in JTable.
In JTable component the shading columns are the simplest way of
shading alternate columns in JTablecomponent that overrides the prepareRenderer()
- Appending a Column
In this section, you will see how to add a new column in JTable. For
adding a new column in JTable component you have to need a table model that
supports this operations to use some Java methods and APIs.
- Inserting a Column
In this Java programming tutorial, you will learn how to insert a column
in JTable at a specified location. As, you have learnt in previous
section for inserting rows in JTable through using the insertRow()
- Moving a Column in
This section describes, how to move a column in JTable component. Moving
is a very simple method that moves the data from one
position to the other. If you want to move a column from one position
to another specified position in JTable via using the moveColumn()
- Removing a Column
from a JTable
In this section, you will learn how to remove a column from a JTable
component that uses the table model. Removing a column from a JTable means
deleting the column containing the data. For removing the column, use
the removeColumn() method,
- Setting Cell Values
In this section, we will learn how to set the cell values in JTable
component. For this you must have the some previous knowledge about JTable.
- Getting Cell Values
in a JTable
In this tutorial, you will learn how to get the cell values in a JTable
component. It is a same as setting the cell values in a JTable. If you want
to set the cell values, use the setValueAt() method and want to get
the cell values,
- Create a Custom Cell Renderer in a JTable
After getting the knowledge about the JTable components
and creation with column header, you will be able to create a custom cell
renderer in a JTable component.
- Changing the Name of Column in a JTable
In this section, you will learn how to change the name
of column in JTable component. You have learnt the JTable
containing some data and column with column headers.
- Setting an Icon with Text in a Column Head of JTable
After getting this, you have been able to know how to
set an icon with text in a column head of JTable component. But what is icon?
Tool Tips on Cells in a JTable
This section tells you, how to set the tool tips in the cells
in a JTable component. So, you will be able to know about the tool tips. The
tool tips are most common graphical user interface
Row, Column and Cell Selections in a JTable
In this section, we are going to describe how to enable the row,
column and cell selections in a JTable component. But, what is the term
a Scrollable JTable
In this Java programming section, you will learn how to create a
scrollable JTable component. When any table has large volume of data, the
use of scrollbar is applied in the JTable.
a JTable Component
In this section you will learn about the packing of a JTable by
adjusting it in the center.
Grid Line in JTable
In the earlier section you have learnt for creating a simple JTable
that contains predefined grid line with black color. But in this Java
programming tutorial, you will learn how to set the colored grid line in
Margin Between Cells in a JTable
In this section, you will learn how to set the margin (Gap) between
cells in a JTable component. Here we are providing you an example with code
that arranges the column margin (Horizontal space) and row margin (Vertical
User Edits in a JTable Component
Till now you have got the edit facilities in all JTable in every
previous sections but now you will learn a JTable program in which editing
facility is not available.
a Table Model between JTable Components
In this section, you will learn how to share a table model between
JTable components. Whenever, you want to do for sharing the resources
between the JTable components, a table model will essential.
Using Java Swing
In this section, you will learn how to print in java
swing. The printable that is passed to setPrintable must have a print method
that describes how to send drawing to the printer.
Add Area of Two Figures
This section illustrates you how to add area of two specified figures in Graphics.
Subtract Area between two Figures
This section illustrates you how to subtract the area between the two figures in Graphics.
Show Intersection between the Area of two Shapes
Intersection means 'the common part'. Classes Rectangle2D and Ellipse2D are provided by the package
java.awt.geom.*. These classes provides the shapes rectangle and oval respectively.
Show the Exclusive OR between the Area of two Shapes
In this section, we are going to implements of exclusive OR in Graphics. Exclusive OR is a Boolean operator also known as XOR shows here the uncommon part between the two areas.
Another Example of Gradient Paint
A gradient is like a colored strip. It is created by specifying a
color at one point and another color at another point. Then the colors will
gradually from one to the other along a straight line between the two
Writing Calculator program in Swing
In this tutorial we are providing you an example which illustrates you how to
a create calculator in Swing with the source code and screen shot.
Creating a JTree Component
In this section, you will learn about the JTree and its
components as well as how to create an JTree component. Here, first of all we
are going to describe about the JTree and its component.
Adding a Node to the JTree Component
In this section, you will learn how to add or insert a
new node to the JTree component. The tree has root node and child of rood
node. Sometimes, you need to insert the node, you must be insert your node to
the JTree component.
Removing a Node from the JTree Component
In this section, you will learn how to remove a node
from the JTree component. Removing a node from JTree it means delete a node from
the JTree component to individually and delete the root node directly.
Enable and Disable Multiple Selections in a JTree Component
In this section, you will learn how to enable and
disable the multiple selections in a JTree component. The multiple selections in
tree component that means user will allow or disallow the permission for
selection the more than one tree component at a time.
Displaying Hierarchical data in JTree
In this section, you
will learn to display the hierarchical data in JTree . When you select
the hierarchical data it is also displayed on the command prompt.
Displaying System Files in JTree
section, you will learn to create a JTree that displays system files. The java.util.properties package
persistent set of properties for displaying the system files in a tree.
JTree ActionListener Example
In this section, you will learn about JTree
Action Listener and its implementations.
In this section, you will learn to make JTree
editable nodes. For example. . If you want
to edit the name of a tree node then the following program
will help you a lot.
Adding Horizontal lines to Group
In this section, you will learn to create a horizontal
tree in java..
Adding Line to
In this section, you will learn how to create JTree with Line that means the
tree are divides into two parts and separate by a line. Both trees has same root
and nodes. A JScrollPane provides a Scrollable property for viewing components
to scroll it.
Removing Horizontal Lines
to Node Groups
In this section, you will learn to create none type
tree in Java. None type tree means that children nodes are not connected to
Create JTree using an
In this section you
will learn to create a JTree using object that works with Hashtable.
JTree Open Icon
In this section,
you will learn to open an icon in JTree. That means when you click any
node of a tree, icon will be displayed on the frame.
section, you will read about traversal of a tree and its node .Teaches,
displaying the node and its path on the command prompt. The Javax.swing.JTree
class is a powerful swing component to display data in a tree structure.
Hiding Root Node in
section, you will learn to hide the root node of a JTree.
Retrieving JTree structure from database
used for viewing data in a list. Lists are good for displaying simple lists of
information from which the user can make single or multiple selections. In list
You can hide different levels of data in the tree, including the root,
allowing the display to collapse and expand various parts of the tree.
To convert the temperature, we have created two textField for Fahrenheit
value and Celsius value. A button is created to perform an action.
How to handle the text using Key Listener Interface
In this section, you will learn how to handle the text using the key events
on the Java Awt component. All the key events are handled through the KeyListener Interface.
Create Multiple Buttons using Java Swing
In this section, you will learn how to create multiple buttons labeled with
the letters from A to Z respectively.
Add Edit and Delete Employee Information Using Swing
In this section, you will learn how to add, edit and delete the Employee's
information from the database using java swing.
Get JTextField value from another class
In this section, you will learn how to get the textfield value from other
Set Color in JOptionPane
In this section, you will learn how to set color in JOptionPane.
Set delay time in JOptionPane
In this section, you will learn how to set the time after which the message
should be displayed using JOptionpane.
Create Sine Wave
In this section, you will learn how to create a Sine Wave using Java Swing.