How can we add/insert a JButton to JTable cell in Java?

AWTJavaObject Oriented ProgrammingProgrammingSwing

A JTable is a subclass of JComponent class and it can be used to create a table with information displayed in multiple rows and columns. When a value is selected from a JTable, a TableModelEvent is generated, which is handled by implementing a TableModelListener interface. We can add or insert a JButton to JTable cell by customizing the code either in DefaultTableModel or AbstractTableModel and we can also customize the code by implementing TableCellRenderer interface and need to override getTableCellRendererComponent() method.


import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.table.*;
public class JTableButtonTest extends JFrame {
   private JTable table;
   private JScrollPane scrollPane;
   public JTableButtonTest() {
      setTitle("JTableButton Test");
      TableCellRenderer tableRenderer;
      table = new JTable(new JTableButtonModel());
      tableRenderer = table.getDefaultRenderer(JButton.class);
      table.setDefaultRenderer(JButton.class, new JTableButtonRenderer(tableRenderer));
      scrollPane = new JScrollPane(table);
      add(scrollPane, BorderLayout.CENTER);
      setSize(400, 300);
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      new JTableButtonTest();
class JTableButtonRenderer implements TableCellRenderer {
   private TableCellRenderer defaultRenderer;
   public JTableButtonRenderer(TableCellRenderer renderer) {
      defaultRenderer = renderer;
   public Component getTableCellRendererComponent(JTable table, Object value, boolean isSelected, boolean hasFocus, int row, int column) {
      if(value instanceof Component)
         return (Component)value;
         return defaultRenderer.getTableCellRendererComponent(table, value, isSelected, hasFocus, row, column);
class JTableButtonModel extends AbstractTableModel {
   private Object[][] rows = {{"Button1", new JButton("Button1")},{"Button2", new JButton("Button2")},{"Button3", new JButton("Button3")}, {"Button4", new JButton("Button4")}};
   private String[] columns = {"Count", "Buttons"};
   public String getColumnName(int column) {
      return columns[column];
   public int getRowCount() {
      return rows.length;
   public int getColumnCount() {
      return columns.length;
   public Object getValueAt(int row, int column) {
      return rows[row][column];
   public boolean isCellEditable(int row, int column) {
      return false;
   public Class getColumnClass(int column) {
      return getValueAt(0, column).getClass();


Published on 25-Jul-2019 13:06:41