display dialog box by clicking a menu

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Is there a way to display a dialog box by clicking an option from a menu?

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Manikandan ThiagarajanSenior consultantCommented:
Halt123Author Commented:
I've had a look through here but I am still unsure how to do it
In the action listener for the menu use:

JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "my message");

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Siva Prasanna KumarPrincipal Solutions ArchitectCommented:
In the constructor for your code, you'll ned something like this. This just constructs the menu and adds an action listsner to the menu item

// Construct the menu:
JMenu menu = new JMenu();
// construct the menu items
JMenuItem item = new JMenuItem();

The class in which this code is contained must implement ActionListsner's actionPerformed() method:

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e){
     if (e.getSource() instanceof JMenuItem)
          JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "my message");


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