option pane questions

Posted on 2004-10-12
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
hi experts

I have two questions:

can you get an option pane with a check box in it that will affect the outcome? for example if it is checked then you save a certain part of the program and if not it saves the default..whatever..

second I need an example of an option pane that would have three buttons. yes, no, and cancel and how to know know which button was pressed and accordingly take action

Question by:Samooramad
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ID: 12286830
For the 2nd:


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

 * @author  zzynx
public class JOptionPaneDemo2 extends JFrame {
    public JOptionPaneDemo2() {
        setSize(500, 400);

    private void init() {
        addWindowListener(new java.awt.event.WindowAdapter() {
            public void windowClosing(java.awt.event.WindowEvent evt) {
        JButton button = new JButton("Go");
        button.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
        getContentPane().setLayout(new FlowLayout());
    private void buttonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
        JOptionPane p = new JOptionPane("Are you sure you want to log out?",
            JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE, JOptionPane.YES_NO_CANCEL_OPTION);
        final JDialog d = p.createDialog(this, "Report");
        Object value = p.getValue();
        if (value == null || !(value instanceof Integer)) {
            JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "You closed without answering");
        else {
            int i = ((Integer)value).intValue();
            if (i == JOptionPane.DEFAULT_OPTION) {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "You pressed ESC");
            else if (i == JOptionPane.NO_OPTION) {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "You choose \"No\"");
            } else if (i == JOptionPane.YES_OPTION) {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "You choose \"Yes\"");
            } else if (i == JOptionPane.CANCEL_OPTION) {
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "You choose \"Cancel\"");

    public static void main(String args[]) {
        JOptionPaneDemo2 f = new JOptionPaneDemo2();;
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Expert Comment

ID: 12286864
For the 1st:

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

    public class DialogBox
        public static void main(String[] args)
            JPanel fields = new JPanel();
            JLabel label = new JLabel("Some text:");
            JCheckBox cb = new JCheckBox();

            String[] options = {"Yes", "No", "My Cancel"};
            int input = JOptionPane.showOptionDialog(
                null,   // parentComponent
                fields, // message
                "Enter your input", // title
                JOptionPane.YES_NO_CANCEL_OPTION,   // optionType
                JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE,   // messageType
                null,   // icon
                options,    // options
                options[0]  // initialValue

            if (input == 0) {
                System.out.println("Yes pressed. CheckBox selected = " + cb.isSelected());
            else if (input == 1) {
                System.out.println("No pressed. CheckBox selected = " + cb.isSelected());
            else if (input == 2) {
                System.out.println("Cancel pressed. CheckBox selected = " + cb.isSelected());

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Expert Comment

ID: 12286876
Next time you better ask one question per ... errrh question ;°)

Author Comment

ID: 12290049
yeah I should I guess :)

thanks for the help
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