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?

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?

Thanks,
Dave
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ksivananthCommented:
use JWindow
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ksivananthCommented:
use setAccelerator(KeyStroke keyStroke) method of JMenuItem
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gdkinney_2Author Commented:
I might want to put an image or maybe an icon on my About Dialog box as well.
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suprapto45Commented:
Sorry for the delay. Pretty busy at the moment. This should help you.

http://www2.sys-con.com/itsg/virtualcd/Java/archives/0510/Andrews/index.html
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