Basically to create a JTabbedPane component in Java, one should follow Use JTabbedPane(JTabbedPane. . Java Annotations Tutorial. 5. Java JTabbedPane class – Java Swing Tutorial Explaining the JTabbedPane Component. Java JTabbedPane – The java swing JTabbedPane control is available in Swing. This component appears as a group of folders in a file cabinet.

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Another way to create a tab is to use the insertTab method, which lets you specify the jtabbedpanr of the tab you’re adding. Similarly, the minimum size of the tabbed pane depends on the biggest minimum width and height of all its children. The following code from TabbedPaneDemo. Click the cross with the left mouse button to close the tab.

JTabbedPane « Swing « Java Tutorial

Changing tab’s title, icon, mnemonic, tooltip, or component on a particular tab with one of the setXXXAt methods The first argument specifies the text on the tab. As a convenience, you can specify tool tip text when you add a component to the tabbed pane. When a null value is specified, JTabbedPane renders the title or icon.

Add a tab with a label, icon, and tool tip at the end of all tabs. The second optional argument specifies the tab layout policy.

JTabbedPane « Swing « Java Tutorial

Get the index of the tab by matching the child component. Navigate between scrollable tabs.


Note that tabs with custom components are displayed on top of original tabbed pane tabs. Sets or gets the location where the tabs appear relative to the content.

Sets the component that is responsible for rendering the title or icon or both for the tab specified by the first argument.

Add a tab with a label, icon, and tool tip at the end of all tabs Checks if the specified component belongs to one of the tabs. This example provides scrollable tabs. By default, a tab uses the tabbed pane’s background and foreground colors. First usage of JTabbedPane. Select a tab by clicking it make sure not to hit the little cross.

Changing background, foreground and icon When building components to add to a tabbed pane, keep in mind that no matter which child of a tabbed pane is visible, each child gets the same amount of space in jtsbbedpane to display itself. Add Components to JTabbedPane. Note that no event-handling code is necessary. How to Use Tables.

Since each tab contains a real JButton object, you must attach an ActionListener to the close button. The TabComponentsDemo example introduces a tabbed pane whose tabs contain real components.

Resize the dialog box by moving its left or right boundary so that tabs do not fit within the dialog. The arguments are the same as for addTab.


Tutoriaal following tables list the commonly used JTabbedPane constructors and methods. You can specify one of these policies defined in JTabbedPane: Add a tab with a label and icon at the end of all tabs. Demonstrates a few tabbed pane features, such as tool tips, icons, scrollable layout, and mnemonics.

Select a tab by entering its mnemonic. Sets or gets the policy that the tabbed pane uses in laying out tabs when jtabbefpane tabs do not fit within a single run. Now the tabbed pane is empty. Adding and Removing Tabs This table lists examples that use JTabbedPane and points to where those examples are described.

Creates a tabbed pane. First usage of JTabbedPane JTabPane with TextField in the tab.

Java JTabbedpane Class Example

The code below, taken from ButtonTabComponent. Add a tab with a label taken jtabbbedpane the name of the component The use of custom components brings new features such as buttons, combo boxes, labels and tytorial components to tabs, and allows more complex user interaction. Add user icon to tab panel If you do not understand how preferred size is used, please refer to How Layout Management Works.

Listening for Selected Tab Changes