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public class: CheckboxGroup [javadoc | source]

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The CheckboxGroup class is used to group together a set of Checkbox buttons.

Exactly one check box button in a CheckboxGroup can be in the "on" state at any given time. Pushing any button sets its state to "on" and forces any other button that is in the "on" state into the "off" state.

The following code example produces a new check box group, with three check boxes:

setLayout(new GridLayout(3, 1));
CheckboxGroup cbg = new CheckboxGroup();
add(new Checkbox("one", cbg, true));
add(new Checkbox("two", cbg, false));
add(new Checkbox("three", cbg, false));

This image depicts the check box group created by this example:

Shows three checkboxes, arranged vertically, labeled one, two, and three. Checkbox one is in the on state.

Field Summary
 Checkbox selectedCheckbox    The current choice. 
 public CheckboxGroup() 
Method from java.awt.CheckboxGroup Summary:
getCurrent,   getSelectedCheckbox,   setCurrent,   setSelectedCheckbox,   toString
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from java.awt.CheckboxGroup Detail:
 public Checkbox getCurrent() 
Deprecated! As - of JDK version 1.1, replaced by getSelectedCheckbox().

 public Checkbox getSelectedCheckbox() 
    Gets the current choice from this check box group. The current choice is the check box in this group that is currently in the "on" state, or null if all check boxes in the group are off.
 public synchronized  void setCurrent(Checkbox box) 
Deprecated! As - of JDK version 1.1, replaced by setSelectedCheckbox(Checkbox).

 public  void setSelectedCheckbox(Checkbox box) 
    Sets the currently selected check box in this group to be the specified check box. This method sets the state of that check box to "on" and sets all other check boxes in the group to be off.

    If the check box argument is null, all check boxes in this check box group are deselected. If the check box argument belongs to a different check box group, this method does nothing.

 public String toString() 
    Returns a string representation of this check box group, including the value of its current selection.