Creating an About Box Dialog for a Java Swing GUI to be called from a Help/About JMenuItem how do I create a hot key?

Posted on 2006-11-16
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I am creating an About Box dialog for a Java Swing GUI to be called from a Help/About JMenuItem.  Should I use a JOptionPane or a JDialog to do it?  Also how do I create a JMenuitem hot key to call the About box dialog.  I want to be able to call it using ALT-A or ALT-SHIFT-A?

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use JWindow
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use setAccelerator(KeyStroke keyStroke) method of JMenuItem
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I might want to put an image or maybe an icon on my About Dialog box as well.
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Sorry for the delay. Pretty busy at the moment. This should help you.
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