Basically to create a JTabbedPane component in Java, one should follow Use JTabbedPane(JTabbedPane. . Java Annotations Tutorial. 5. Java JTabbedPane class – Java Swing Tutorial Explaining the JTabbedPane Component. Java JTabbedPane – The java swing JTabbedPane control is available in Swing. This component appears as a group of folders in a file cabinet.

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Insert a tab after the first tab. Changing tab’s title, icon, mnemonic, tooltip, or component on a particular tab with one of the setXXXAt methods. Gets the tab component for the tab at the index specified by the argument.

Add Components to JTabbedPane. Click the cross with the left mouse button to close the tab. As a convenience, you can specify tool tip text when jtabbedpanf add a component to the tabbed pane.

Get the index of the tab by matching the child component. As the user clicks the button, the actionPerformed method determines the index of the tab it belongs to and removes the corresponding tab. How to Use Various Components. Demonstrates a few tabbed pane features, such as tool tips, icons, scrollable layout, and mnemonics. To view the tabs underneath, open the Options menu and clear the Use TabComponents checkbox.

Using Swing Components Section: To switch to a specific tab programmatically, use the setSelectedIndex or tutorisl setSelectedComponent methods. For example, in the Java look and feel you can select the tab labeled “Tab 3” by typing Alt Add a tab with a label and icon at the end of all tabs. The same component cannot be used for several tabs. By default, the tabs appear at the top of the tabbed pane. The cross turns magenta and gets enclosed in a square. To create a tabbed pane, instantiate JTabbedPanecreate the components you wish it to display, and then add the components to the tabbed pane using the addTab method.


This table lists examples that use JTabbedPane and points to where those examples are described. Get the index of the tab by matching the child component Jtwbbedpane you want similar functionality without the tab interface, you can use a card layout instead of a tabbed pane.

Java JTabbedpane Class Example

With the JTabbedPane class, you can have several components, such as panelsshare the same space. Note that no event-handling code is necessary.

The following code from TabbedPaneDemo. How to Use Tables. When a null value is specified, JTabbedPane renders the title or icon.

JTabbedPane « Swing « Java Tutorial

This example provides scrollable tabs. If you do not understand how preferred size is used, please refer to How Layout Management Works.

Add a tab with a label taken from the name of the component The fourth argument, if present, specifies the tool tip text for the tab. You can specify these positions defined in the SwingConstants interface, which JTabbedPane implements: The following tables list the commonly used JTabbedPane constructors and methods.


Sets the component that is responsible for rendering the jtabbepane or icon or both for the tab specified by the first argument.

How to Use Tabbed Panes

Restore the tabs that have been hutorial by choosing the Reset JTabbedPane item from the Options menu. Selects the tab that has the specified component or index.

Insert a tab after the first tab Listening for Selected Tab Changes. Similarly, the minimum size of the tabbed pane depends on the biggest minimum width and height of all its children.

Select a tab by entering its mnemonic. Add Button to tab bar A tool tip associated with the close button appears. Add user icon to tab panel When building components to add to a tabbed pane, keep in mind that no matter which child of a tabbed pane is visible, each child gets the same amount of space in which to display itself. Thus, the preferred size of the tabbed pane is just big enough to display the fourth panel at its preferred tutoeial. Alternatively, to compile and run the example yourself, consult the example index.