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In this section, you will learn how to create toolbar in java. Swing provides a most important feature for creating an interactive component.

Create a ToolBar in Java

     

In this section, you will learn how to create toolbar in java. Swing provides a most important feature for creating an interactive component. Toolbar is a area which is situated inside the main window of any applications on top. Tool Bar contains multiple command buttons for shortcuts. The toolbar has been arranged horizontal in this program but, if you want to make it vertically, you can do so. Pictorial representation is given below:

Horizontal Tool Bar

Vertical Tool Bar

Here, you will see a simple toolbar, Which have three command buttons like: cut, copy and paste with small images. For showing these three buttons on the toolbar of the frame various APIs as follows have been used:

JToolBar():
This is the constructor of the JTooBar class which has been used to create a new toolbar.

JToolBar.HORIZONTAL
This is the constant field of the JToolBar class which support to situating the Tool Bar horizontal on the frame.

Here is the code of program:

import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class CreateToolbar{
  public static void main(String[] args) {
  JFrame frame = new JFrame("Create a toolbar Which have three 
buttons Such as: Cut, Copy, Paste"
);
  JToolBar toolbar = new JToolBar("Toolbar", JToolBar.HORIZONTAL);
  JButton cutbutton = new JButton(new ImageIcon("cut.gif"));
  toolbar.add(cutbutton);
  JButton copybutton = new JButton(new ImageIcon("copy.gif"));
  toolbar.add(copybutton);
  JButton pastebutton = new JButton(new ImageIcon("paste.gif"));
  toolbar.add(pastebutton);
  frame.getContentPane().add(toolbar,BorderLayout.NORTH);
  frame.setUndecorated(true);
  frame.getRootPane().setWindowDecorationStyle(JRootPane.PLAIN_DIALOG);
  frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
  frame.setSize(500,400);
  frame.setVisible(true);
  }
}

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Posted on: April 14, 2007

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