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How to create a JCombobox with Checkbox Tree inside of it?

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Is there any way to create Checkbox Tree inside JCombobox ?
Usually Checkbox Tree is created with custom tree renderer and editor. But since combobox are using ListcellRenderer, is this applicable?

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Question by:andriana_ria
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Yes, you use ListCellRenderer for this. See attached code from:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/343024/Swing-AWT-SWT-JFace/java/Components-inside-JComboBox

import java.awt.*;  
import java.awt.event.*;  
import javax.swing.*;  
   
public class CheckCombo implements ActionListener  
{  
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)  
    {  
        JComboBox cb = (JComboBox)e.getSource();  
        CheckComboStore store = (CheckComboStore)cb.getSelectedItem();  
        CheckComboRenderer ccr = (CheckComboRenderer)cb.getRenderer();  
        ccr.checkBox.setSelected((store.state = !store.state));  
    }  
   
    private JPanel getContent()  
    {  
        String[] ids = { "north", "west", "south", "east" };  
        Boolean[] values =  
        {  
            Boolean.TRUE, Boolean.FALSE, Boolean.FALSE, Boolean.FALSE  
        };  
        CheckComboStore[] stores = new CheckComboStore[ids.length];  
        for(int j = 0; j < ids.length; j++)  
            stores[j] = new CheckComboStore(ids[j], values[j]);  
        JComboBox combo = new JComboBox(stores);  
        combo.setRenderer(new CheckComboRenderer());  
        combo.addActionListener(this);  
        JPanel panel = new JPanel();  
        panel.add(combo);  
        return panel;  
    }  
   
    public static void main(String[] args)  
    {  
        JFrame f = new JFrame();  
        f.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);  
        f.getContentPane().add(new CheckCombo().getContent());  
        f.setSize(300,160);  
        f.setLocation(200,200);  
        f.setVisible(true);  
    }  
}  
   
/** adapted from comment section of ListCellRenderer api */  
class CheckComboRenderer implements ListCellRenderer  
{  
    JCheckBox checkBox;  
   
    public CheckComboRenderer()  
    {  
        checkBox = new JCheckBox();  
    }  
    public Component getListCellRendererComponent(JList list,  
                                                  Object value,  
                                                  int index,  
                                                  boolean isSelected,  
                                                  boolean cellHasFocus)  
    {  
        CheckComboStore store = (CheckComboStore)value;  
        checkBox.setText(store.id);  
        checkBox.setSelected(((Boolean)store.state).booleanValue());  
        checkBox.setBackground(isSelected ? Color.red : Color.white);  
        checkBox.setForeground(isSelected ? Color.white : Color.black);  
        return checkBox;  
    }  
}  
   
class CheckComboStore  
{  
    String id;  
    Boolean state;  
   
    public CheckComboStore(String id, Boolean state)  
    {  
        this.id = id;  
        this.state = state;  
    }  
}

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by:Julien_Bodin
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I think the problem is not solved.

The question was about a CheckBoxTree and not a CheckBoxList which is completely different things. The first is more difficult to implement.
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