How to add ActionListener to the button on JOptionPane?

Posted on 2002-06-12
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
 I want to add my ActionListener to the buttons on the JOptionPane. And I don't want the message box disappear after I press any buttons if my validation checking return false. Thank you.
Question by:JavaSlave
  • 2
LVL 92

Expert Comment

ID: 7074898
Don't use the convience method, and instead construct the JOptionPane contents yourself.

Author Comment

ID: 7079955
Hi Objects,
  Can you tell me more about that ? Bcos of I've no idea how to do it..

Thank you .
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

objects earned 20 total points
ID: 7079963
Have a look at the javadoc.

To create and use an JOptionPane directly, the standard pattern is roughly as follows:
     JOptionPane pane = new JOptionPane(arguments);
     pane.set.Xxxx(...); // Configure
     JDialog dialog = pane.createDialog(parentComponent, title);;

Here's the javadoc for one of the ctor's mentioning that you can pass buttons in the options array:

public JOptionPane(Object message,
                   int messageType,
                   int optionType,
                   Icon icon,
                   Object[] options)Creates an instance of JOptionPane to display a message with the specified message type, icon, and options. None of the options is initially selected.
The options objects should contain either instances of Components, (which are added directly) or Strings (which are wrapped in a JButton). If you provide Components, you must ensure that when the Component is clicked it messages setValue in the created JOptionPane.

LVL 35

Expert Comment

ID: 8860379
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this
question is:

- points to objects

Please leave any comments here within the
next seven days.


Cleanup Volunteer

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

An old method to applying the Singleton pattern in your Java code is to check if a static instance, defined in the same class that needs to be instantiated once and only once, is null and then create a new instance; otherwise, the pre-existing insta…
INTRODUCTION Working with files is a moderately common task in Java.  For most projects hard coding the file names, using parameters in configuration files, or using command-line arguments is sufficient.   However, when your application has vi…
Viewers will learn about basic arrays, how to declare them, and how to use them. Introduction and definition: Declare an array and cover the syntax of declaring them: Initialize every index in the created array: Example/Features of a basic arr…
This tutorial will introduce the viewer to VisualVM for the Java platform application. This video explains an example program and covers the Overview, Monitor, and Heap Dump tabs.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question