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Creating custom swing componenets

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If I want to create my own JComponent, how would I do that?
For example If i wanted to create my own textbox component, where would I start?
If someone could point me in the right direction with online tutorials or something, that would be great.
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by:ADSLMark
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You should make a class extending JComponent. Take a look at this website:

http://72.5.124.55/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/painting/practice.html

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by:farhadabas
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I have read that but how about more detailed things like setting the events and different states.
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by:hoomanv
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For custom events, you should provide a set of methods for others to register for them
addXXXListener, removeXXXListener, fireXXX
http://www.javaworld.com/javaqa/2000-08/01-qa-0804-events.html
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by:farhadabas
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by:ADSLMark
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How about this question on the sun java forum:

http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=745297&messageID=4267482

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the above is good but i was thinking something more complete, a whole tutorial on making a component from scratch and adding listeners in it and stuff
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I understand, maybe this helps:

http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2004/08/11/desktop.html

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