AWT CheckBoxGroup Class


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Introduction

The CheckboxGroup class is used to group the set of checkbox.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.awt.CheckboxGroup class:

public class CheckboxGroup
   extends Object
      implements Serializable

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
1

CheckboxGroup() ()

Creates a new instance of CheckboxGroup.

Class methods

S.N.Method & Description
1

Checkbox getCurrent()

Deprecated. As of JDK version 1.1, replaced by getSelectedCheckbox().

2

Checkbox getSelectedCheckbox()

Gets the current choice from this check box group.

3

void setCurrent(Checkbox box)

Deprecated. As of JDK version 1.1, replaced by setSelectedCheckbox(Checkbox).

4

void setSelectedCheckbox(Checkbox box)

Sets the currently selected check box in this group to be the specified check box.

5

String toString()

Returns a string representation of this check box group, including the value of its current selection.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • java.lang.Object

CheckBoxGroup Example

Create the following java program using any editor of your choice in say D:/ > AWT > com > tutorialspoint > gui >

AwtControlDemo.java
package com.tutorialspoint.gui;

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class AwtControlDemo {

   private Frame mainFrame;
   private Label headerLabel;
   private Label statusLabel;
   private Panel controlPanel;

   public AwtControlDemo(){
      prepareGUI();
   }

   public static void main(String[] args){
      AwtControlDemo  awtControlDemo = new AwtControlDemo();
      awtControlDemo.showCheckBoxGroupDemo();
   }

   private void prepareGUI(){
      mainFrame = new Frame("Java AWT Examples");
      mainFrame.setSize(400,400);
      mainFrame.setLayout(new GridLayout(3, 1));
      mainFrame.addWindowListener(new WindowAdapter() {
         public void windowClosing(WindowEvent windowEvent){
            System.exit(0);
         }        
      });    
      headerLabel = new Label();
      headerLabel.setAlignment(Label.CENTER);
      statusLabel = new Label();        
      statusLabel.setAlignment(Label.CENTER);
      statusLabel.setSize(350,100);

      controlPanel = new Panel();
      controlPanel.setLayout(new FlowLayout());

      mainFrame.add(headerLabel);
      mainFrame.add(controlPanel);
      mainFrame.add(statusLabel);
      mainFrame.setVisible(true);  
   }

   private void showCheckBoxGroupDemo(){
    
      headerLabel.setText("Control in action: CheckBoxGroup"); 

      CheckboxGroup fruitGroup = new CheckboxGroup();

      Checkbox chkApple = new Checkbox("Apple",fruitGroup,true);
      Checkbox chkMango = new Checkbox("Mango",fruitGroup,false);
      Checkbox chkPeer = new Checkbox("Peer",fruitGroup,false);

      statusLabel.setText("Apple Checkbox: checked");
      chkApple.addItemListener(new ItemListener() {
         public void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent e) {             
            statusLabel.setText("Apple Checkbox: checked");
         }
      });

      chkMango.addItemListener(new ItemListener() {
         public void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent e) {
            statusLabel.setText("Mango Checkbox: checked");
         }
      });

      chkPeer.addItemListener(new ItemListener() {
         public void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent e) {
            statusLabel.setText("Peer Checkbox: checked");
         }
      });

      controlPanel.add(chkApple);
      controlPanel.add(chkMango);   
      controlPanel.add(chkPeer);       

      mainFrame.setVisible(true);  
   }
}

Compile the program using command prompt. Go to D:/ > AWT and type the following command.

D:\AWT>javac com\tutorialspoint\gui\AwtControlDemo.java

If no error comes that means compilation is successful. Run the program using following command.

D:\AWT>java com.tutorialspoint.gui.AwtControlDemo

Verify the following output

AWT CheckBoxGroup
awt_controls.htm

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