Clearing a selection in a Checkboxgroup

Posted on 2001-06-28
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I have a checkboxgroup, myGroup with individual boxes male, female.

I want a "clear" function to reset the choice to null. Nothing works. setState(false) does not work for me on myGroup or male, female.

How can I do that?
Question by:HanRui
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Expert Comment

ID: 6236174
Try this out, this should be compilable:

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

public class Test
    CheckboxGroup myGroup = new CheckboxGroup();

    public Test()
        Checkbox male = new Checkbox("Male", myGroup, false);
        Checkbox female = new Checkbox("Female", myGroup, false);

        male.setFont(new Font("Dialog", 1, 14));
        male.setLocation(20, 10);
        male.setSize(80, 30);

        female.setFont(new Font("Dialog", 1, 14));
        female.setLocation(20, 40);
        female.setSize(80, 30);

        JButton button = new JButton("Deselect All");
        button.setLocation(10, 80);
        button.setSize(100, 45);
        button.setBorder(new BevelBorder(BevelBorder.RAISED));
            new ActionListener()
                public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
                    // this is where you set the selected
                    // checkbox to null, or none

        JFrame frame = new JFrame();
        frame.setLocation(300, 300);
        frame.setSize(120, 155);
    public static void main(String[] args)
        new Test();

Hope this helps.
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Accepted Solution

objects earned 100 total points
ID: 6236426
Add a 'hidden' checkbox (ie. not visible) to your group and set that checkbox. This will clear the state of the other two.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6236436
Thanks for the points :)

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