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public class: JCheckBoxMenuItem [javadoc | source]
java.lang.Object
   java.awt.Component
      java.awt.Container
         javax.swing.JComponent
            javax.swing.AbstractButton
               javax.swing.JMenuItem
                  javax.swing.JCheckBoxMenuItem

All Implemented Interfaces:
    SwingConstants, Accessible, MenuElement, ItemSelectable, HasGetTransferHandler, Serializable, MenuContainer, ImageObserver

A menu item that can be selected or deselected. If selected, the menu item typically appears with a checkmark next to it. If unselected or deselected, the menu item appears without a checkmark. Like a regular menu item, a check box menu item can have either text or a graphic icon associated with it, or both.

Either isSelected/setSelected or getState/setState can be used to determine/specify the menu item's selection state. The preferred methods are isSelected and setSelected, which work for all menus and buttons. The getState and setState methods exist for compatibility with other component sets.

Menu items can be configured, and to some degree controlled, by Actions. Using an Action with a menu item has many benefits beyond directly configuring a menu item. Refer to Swing Components Supporting Action for more details, and you can find more information in How to Use Actions, a section in The Java Tutorial.

For further information and examples of using check box menu items, see How to Use Menus, a section in The Java Tutorial.

Warning: Swing is not thread safe. For more information see Swing's Threading Policy.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeansTM has been added to the java.beans package. Please see java.beans.XMLEncoder .

Nested Class Summary:
protected class  JCheckBoxMenuItem.AccessibleJCheckBoxMenuItem  This class implements accessibility support for the JCheckBoxMenuItem class. It provides an implementation of the Java Accessibility API appropriate to checkbox menu item user-interface elements.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeansTM has been added to the java.beans package. Please see {@link java.beans.XMLEncoder}. 

Fields inherited from javax.swing.AbstractButton:
MODEL_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  TEXT_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  MNEMONIC_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  MARGIN_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  VERTICAL_ALIGNMENT_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  HORIZONTAL_ALIGNMENT_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  VERTICAL_TEXT_POSITION_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  HORIZONTAL_TEXT_POSITION_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  BORDER_PAINTED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  FOCUS_PAINTED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ROLLOVER_ENABLED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  CONTENT_AREA_FILLED_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  PRESSED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  SELECTED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ROLLOVER_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  ROLLOVER_SELECTED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  DISABLED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  DISABLED_SELECTED_ICON_CHANGED_PROPERTY,  model,  defaultCapable,  changeListener,  actionListener,  itemListener,  changeEvent
Fields inherited from javax.swing.JComponent:
DEBUG_GRAPHICS_LOADED,  ui,  listenerList,  paintingChild,  WHEN_FOCUSED,  WHEN_ANCESTOR_OF_FOCUSED_COMPONENT,  WHEN_IN_FOCUSED_WINDOW,  UNDEFINED_CONDITION,  TOOL_TIP_TEXT_KEY,  focusController,  accessibleContext
Fields inherited from java.awt.Container:
layoutMgr,  containerListener,  listeningChildren,  listeningBoundsChildren,  descendantsCount,  preserveBackgroundColor,  INCLUDE_SELF,  SEARCH_HEAVYWEIGHTS,  modalComp,  modalAppContext
Fields inherited from java.awt.Component:
peer,  parent,  appContext,  x,  y,  width,  height,  foreground,  background,  font,  peerFont,  cursor,  locale,  bufferStrategy,  ignoreRepaint,  visible,  enabled,  dropTarget,  popups,  focusTraversalKeys,  LOCK,  minSize,  minSizeSet,  prefSize,  prefSizeSet,  maxSize,  maxSizeSet,  componentOrientation,  newEventsOnly,  componentListener,  focusListener,  hierarchyListener,  hierarchyBoundsListener,  keyListener,  mouseListener,  mouseMotionListener,  mouseWheelListener,  inputMethodListener,  windowClosingException,  actionListenerK,  adjustmentListenerK,  componentListenerK,  containerListenerK,  focusListenerK,  itemListenerK,  keyListenerK,  mouseListenerK,  mouseMotionListenerK,  mouseWheelListenerK,  textListenerK,  ownedWindowK,  windowListenerK,  inputMethodListenerK,  hierarchyListenerK,  hierarchyBoundsListenerK,  windowStateListenerK,  windowFocusListenerK,  eventMask,  isInc,  incRate,  TOP_ALIGNMENT,  CENTER_ALIGNMENT,  BOTTOM_ALIGNMENT,  LEFT_ALIGNMENT,  RIGHT_ALIGNMENT,  isPacked,  backgroundEraseDisabled,  eventCache,  accessibleContext
Constructor:
 public JCheckBoxMenuItem() 
 public JCheckBoxMenuItem(Icon icon) 
    Creates an initially unselected check box menu item with an icon.
    Parameters:
    icon - the icon of the CheckBoxMenuItem.
 public JCheckBoxMenuItem(String text) 
    Creates an initially unselected check box menu item with text.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the CheckBoxMenuItem
 public JCheckBoxMenuItem(Action a) 
    Creates a menu item whose properties are taken from the Action supplied.
    since: 1.3 -
 public JCheckBoxMenuItem(String text,
    Icon icon) 
    Creates an initially unselected check box menu item with the specified text and icon.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the CheckBoxMenuItem
    icon - the icon of the CheckBoxMenuItem
 public JCheckBoxMenuItem(String text,
    boolean b) 
    Creates a check box menu item with the specified text and selection state.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the check box menu item.
    b - the selected state of the check box menu item
 public JCheckBoxMenuItem(String text,
    Icon icon,
    boolean b) 
    Creates a check box menu item with the specified text, icon, and selection state.
    Parameters:
    text - the text of the check box menu item
    icon - the icon of the check box menu item
    b - the selected state of the check box menu item
Method from javax.swing.JCheckBoxMenuItem Summary:
getAccessibleContext,   getSelectedObjects,   getState,   getUIClassID,   paramString,   setState,   shouldUpdateSelectedStateFromAction
Methods from javax.swing.JMenuItem:
actionPropertyChanged,   addMenuDragMouseListener,   addMenuKeyListener,   alwaysOnTop,   configureAcceleratorFromAction,   configurePropertiesFromAction,   fireMenuDragMouseDragged,   fireMenuDragMouseEntered,   fireMenuDragMouseExited,   fireMenuDragMouseReleased,   fireMenuKeyPressed,   fireMenuKeyReleased,   fireMenuKeyTyped,   getAccelerator,   getAccessibleContext,   getComponent,   getMenuDragMouseListeners,   getMenuKeyListeners,   getSubElements,   getUIClassID,   init,   initFocusability,   isArmed,   largeIconChanged,   menuSelectionChanged,   paramString,   processKeyEvent,   processMenuDragMouseEvent,   processMenuKeyEvent,   processMouseEvent,   removeMenuDragMouseListener,   removeMenuKeyListener,   setAccelerator,   setArmed,   setEnabled,   setIconFromAction,   setModel,   setUI,   smallIconChanged,   updateUI
Methods from javax.swing.AbstractButton:
actionPropertyChanged,   addActionListener,   addChangeListener,   addImpl,   addItemListener,   checkHorizontalKey,   checkVerticalKey,   clientPropertyChanged,   configurePropertiesFromAction,   createActionListener,   createActionPropertyChangeListener,   createActionPropertyChangeListener0,   createChangeListener,   createItemListener,   doClick,   doClick,   fireActionPerformed,   fireItemStateChanged,   fireStateChanged,   getAction,   getActionCommand,   getActionListeners,   getChangeListeners,   getDisabledIcon,   getDisabledSelectedIcon,   getDisplayedMnemonicIndex,   getHideActionText,   getHorizontalAlignment,   getHorizontalTextPosition,   getIcon,   getIconTextGap,   getItemListeners,   getLabel,   getMargin,   getMnemonic,   getModel,   getMultiClickThreshhold,   getPressedIcon,   getRolloverIcon,   getRolloverSelectedIcon,   getSelectedIcon,   getSelectedObjects,   getText,   getUI,   getVerticalAlignment,   getVerticalTextPosition,   imageUpdate,   init,   isBorderPainted,   isContentAreaFilled,   isFocusPainted,   isRolloverEnabled,   isSelected,   largeIconChanged,   paintBorder,   paramString,   removeActionListener,   removeChangeListener,   removeItemListener,   removeNotify,   setAction,   setActionCommand,   setBorderPainted,   setContentAreaFilled,   setDisabledIcon,   setDisabledSelectedIcon,   setDisplayedMnemonicIndex,   setEnabled,   setFocusPainted,   setHideActionText,   setHorizontalAlignment,   setHorizontalTextPosition,   setIcon,   setIconFromAction,   setIconTextGap,   setLabel,   setLayout,   setMargin,   setMnemonic,   setMnemonic,   setModel,   setMultiClickThreshhold,   setPressedIcon,   setRolloverEnabled,   setRolloverIcon,   setRolloverSelectedIcon,   setSelected,   setSelectedIcon,   setText,   setUI,   setUIProperty,   setVerticalAlignment,   setVerticalTextPosition,   shouldUpdateSelectedStateFromAction,   smallIconChanged,   updateUI
Methods from javax.swing.JComponent:
_paintImmediately,   addAncestorListener,   addNotify,   addVetoableChangeListener,   alwaysOnTop,   checkIfChildObscuredBySibling,   clientPropertyChanged,   compWriteObjectNotify,   componentInputMapChanged,   computeVisibleRect,   computeVisibleRect,   contains,   createToolTip,   disable,   dndDone,   dropLocationForPoint,   enable,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   fireVetoableChange,   getAccessibleContext,   getActionForKeyStroke,   getActionMap,   getActionMap,   getAlignmentX,   getAlignmentY,   getAncestorListeners,   getAutoscrolls,   getBaseline,   getBaselineResizeBehavior,   getBorder,   getBounds,   getClientProperty,   getComponentGraphics,   getComponentPopupMenu,   getConditionForKeyStroke,   getCreatedDoubleBuffer,   getDebugGraphicsOptions,   getDefaultLocale,   getFontMetrics,   getGraphics,   getGraphicsInvoked,   getHeight,   getInheritsPopupMenu,   getInputMap,   getInputMap,   getInputMap,   getInputVerifier,   getInsets,   getInsets,   getListeners,   getLocation,   getManagingFocusBackwardTraversalKeys,   getManagingFocusForwardTraversalKeys,   getMaximumSize,   getMinimumSize,   getNextFocusableComponent,   getPopupLocation,   getPreferredSize,   getRegisteredKeyStrokes,   getRootPane,   getSize,   getToolTipLocation,   getToolTipText,   getToolTipText,   getTopLevelAncestor,   getTransferHandler,   getUIClassID,   getVerifyInputWhenFocusTarget,   getVetoableChangeListeners,   getVisibleRect,   getWidth,   getWriteObjCounter,   getX,   getY,   grabFocus,   isDoubleBuffered,   isLightweightComponent,   isManagingFocus,   isOpaque,   isOptimizedDrawingEnabled,   isPainting,   isPaintingForPrint,   isPaintingOrigin,   isPaintingTile,   isRequestFocusEnabled,   isValidateRoot,   paint,   paintBorder,   paintChildren,   paintComponent,   paintForceDoubleBuffered,   paintImmediately,   paintImmediately,   paintToOffscreen,   paramString,   print,   printAll,   printBorder,   printChildren,   printComponent,   processComponentKeyEvent,   processKeyBinding,   processKeyBindings,   processKeyBindingsForAllComponents,   processKeyEvent,   processMouseEvent,   processMouseMotionEvent,   putClientProperty,   rectangleIsObscured,   registerKeyboardAction,   registerKeyboardAction,   removeAncestorListener,   removeNotify,   removeVetoableChangeListener,   repaint,   repaint,   requestDefaultFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   resetKeyboardActions,   reshape,   revalidate,   safelyGetGraphics,   safelyGetGraphics,   scrollRectToVisible,   setActionMap,   setAlignmentX,   setAlignmentY,   setAutoscrolls,   setBackground,   setBorder,   setComponentPopupMenu,   setCreatedDoubleBuffer,   setDebugGraphicsOptions,   setDefaultLocale,   setDoubleBuffered,   setDropLocation,   setEnabled,   setFocusTraversalKeys,   setFont,   setForeground,   setInheritsPopupMenu,   setInputMap,   setInputVerifier,   setMaximumSize,   setMinimumSize,   setNextFocusableComponent,   setOpaque,   setPaintingChild,   setPreferredSize,   setRequestFocusEnabled,   setToolTipText,   setTransferHandler,   setUI,   setUIProperty,   setVerifyInputWhenFocusTarget,   setVisible,   setWriteObjCounter,   shouldDebugGraphics,   superProcessMouseMotionEvent,   unregisterKeyboardAction,   update,   updateUI
Methods from java.awt.Container:
add,   add,   add,   add,   add,   addContainerListener,   addImpl,   addNotify,   addPropertyChangeListener,   addPropertyChangeListener,   adjustDecendantsOnParent,   adjustDescendants,   adjustListeningChildren,   applyComponentOrientation,   areFocusTraversalKeysSet,   canContainFocusOwner,   checkGD,   clearCurrentFocusCycleRootOnHide,   clearMostRecentFocusOwnerOnHide,   containsFocus,   countComponents,   countHierarchyMembers,   createChildHierarchyEvents,   createHierarchyEvents,   decreaseComponentCount,   deliverEvent,   dispatchEventImpl,   dispatchEventToSelf,   doLayout,   eventEnabled,   findComponentAt,   findComponentAt,   findComponentAt,   findComponentAtImpl,   getAccessibleAt,   getAccessibleChild,   getAccessibleChildrenCount,   getAlignmentX,   getAlignmentY,   getComponent,   getComponentAt,   getComponentAt,   getComponentCount,   getComponentZOrder,   getComponents,   getComponentsSync,   getComponents_NoClientCode,   getContainerListeners,   getDropTargetEventTarget,   getFocusTraversalKeys,   getFocusTraversalPolicy,   getHeavyweightContainer,   getInsets,   getLayout,   getListeners,   getMaximumSize,   getMinimumSize,   getMouseEventTarget,   getMousePosition,   getOpaqueShape,   getPreferredSize,   getTraversalRoot,   hasHeavyweightDescendants,   hasLightweightDescendants,   increaseComponentCount,   initializeFocusTraversalKeys,   insets,   invalidate,   invalidateParent,   invalidateTree,   isAncestorOf,   isFocusCycleRoot,   isFocusCycleRoot,   isFocusTraversalPolicyProvider,   isFocusTraversalPolicySet,   isRecursivelyVisibleUpToHeavyweightContainer,   isSameOrAncestorOf,   isValidateRoot,   layout,   lightweightPaint,   lightweightPrint,   list,   list,   locate,   minimumSize,   mixOnHiding,   mixOnReshaping,   mixOnShowing,   mixOnValidating,   mixOnZOrderChanging,   numListening,   paint,   paintComponents,   paintHeavyweightComponents,   paramString,   postProcessKeyEvent,   postsOldMouseEvents,   preProcessKeyEvent,   preferredSize,   print,   printComponents,   printHeavyweightComponents,   processContainerEvent,   processEvent,   proxyEnableEvents,   recursiveApplyCurrentShape,   recursiveApplyCurrentShape,   recursiveApplyCurrentShape,   recursiveSubtractAndApplyShape,   recursiveSubtractAndApplyShape,   recursiveSubtractAndApplyShape,   remove,   remove,   removeAll,   removeContainerListener,   removeNotify,   setComponentZOrder,   setFocusCycleRoot,   setFocusTraversalKeys,   setFocusTraversalPolicy,   setFocusTraversalPolicyProvider,   setFont,   setLayout,   transferFocusDownCycle,   update,   updateGraphicsData,   validate,   validateTree,   validateUnconditionally
Methods from java.awt.Component:
action,   add,   addComponentListener,   addFocusListener,   addHierarchyBoundsListener,   addHierarchyListener,   addInputMethodListener,   addKeyListener,   addMouseListener,   addMouseMotionListener,   addMouseWheelListener,   addNotify,   addPropertyChangeListener,   addPropertyChangeListener,   adjustListeningChildrenOnParent,   applyComponentOrientation,   applyCompoundShape,   applyCurrentShape,   areBoundsValid,   areFocusTraversalKeysSet,   areInputMethodsEnabled,   autoProcessMouseWheel,   bounds,   canBeFocusOwner,   canBeFocusOwnerRecursively,   checkGD,   checkImage,   checkImage,   checkTreeLock,   checkWindowClosingException,   clearCurrentFocusCycleRootOnHide,   clearMostRecentFocusOwnerOnHide,   coalesceEvents,   constructComponentName,   contains,   contains,   containsFocus,   countHierarchyMembers,   createBufferStrategy,   createBufferStrategy,   createHierarchyEvents,   createImage,   createImage,   createVolatileImage,   createVolatileImage,   deliverEvent,   disable,   disableEvents,   dispatchEvent,   dispatchEventImpl,   dispatchMouseWheelToAncestor,   doLayout,   enable,   enable,   enableEvents,   enableInputMethods,   eventEnabled,   eventTypeEnabled,   findUnderMouseInWindow,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   firePropertyChange,   getAccessControlContext,   getAccessibleContext,   getAccessibleIndexInParent,   getAccessibleStateSet,   getAlignmentX,   getAlignmentY,   getBackBuffer,   getBackground,   getBaseline,   getBaselineResizeBehavior,   getBounds,   getBounds,   getBoundsOp,   getBufferStrategy,   getColorModel,   getComponentAt,   getComponentAt,   getComponentListeners,   getComponentOrientation,   getContainer,   getContainingWindow,   getCursor,   getCursor_NoClientCode,   getDropTarget,   getFocusCycleRootAncestor,   getFocusListeners,   getFocusTraversalKeys,   getFocusTraversalKeysEnabled,   getFocusTraversalKeys_NoIDCheck,   getFont,   getFontMetrics,   getFont_NoClientCode,   getForeground,   getGraphics,   getGraphicsConfiguration,   getGraphicsConfiguration_NoClientCode,   getGraphics_NoClientCode,   getHWPeerAboveMe,   getHeight,   getHierarchyBoundsListeners,   getHierarchyListeners,   getIgnoreRepaint,   getInputContext,   getInputMethodListeners,   getInputMethodRequests,   getKeyListeners,   getListeners,   getLocale,   getLocation,   getLocation,   getLocationOnScreen,   getLocationOnScreen_NoTreeLock,   getLocationOnWindow,   getMaximumSize,   getMinimumSize,   getMouseListeners,   getMouseMotionListeners,   getMousePosition,   getMouseWheelListeners,   getName,   getNativeContainer,   getNextFocusCandidate,   getNormalShape,   getObjectLock,   getOpaqueShape,   getParent,   getParent_NoClientCode,   getPeer,   getPreferredSize,   getPropertyChangeListeners,   getPropertyChangeListeners,   getSiblingIndexAbove,   getSiblingIndexBelow,   getSize,   getSize,   getToolkit,   getToolkitImpl,   getTraversalRoot,   getTreeLock,   getWidth,   getX,   getY,   gotFocus,   handleEvent,   hasFocus,   hide,   imageUpdate,   initializeFocusTraversalKeys,   inside,   invalidate,   invalidateIfValid,   invalidateParent,   isAutoFocusTransferOnDisposal,   isBackgroundSet,   isCoalescingEnabled,   isCursorSet,   isDisplayable,   isDoubleBuffered,   isEnabled,   isEnabledImpl,   isFocusCycleRoot,   isFocusOwner,   isFocusTraversable,   isFocusTraversableOverridden,   isFocusable,   isFontSet,   isForegroundSet,   isInstanceOf,   isLightweight,   isMaximumSizeSet,   isMinimumSizeSet,   isMixingNeeded,   isNonOpaqueForMixing,   isOpaque,   isPreferredSizeSet,   isRecursivelyVisible,   isSameOrAncestorOf,   isShowing,   isValid,   isVisible,   isVisible_NoClientCode,   keyDown,   keyUp,   layout,   lightweightPaint,   lightweightPrint,   list,   list,   list,   list,   list,   locate,   location,   lostFocus,   minimumSize,   mixOnHiding,   mixOnReshaping,   mixOnShowing,   mixOnValidating,   mixOnZOrderChanging,   mouseDown,   mouseDrag,   mouseEnter,   mouseExit,   mouseMove,   mouseUp,   move,   nextFocus,   numListening,   paint,   paintAll,   paintHeavyweightComponents,   paramString,   pointRelativeToComponent,   postEvent,   postsOldMouseEvents,   preferredSize,   prepareImage,   prepareImage,   print,   printAll,   printHeavyweightComponents,   processComponentEvent,   processEvent,   processFocusEvent,   processHierarchyBoundsEvent,   processHierarchyEvent,   processInputMethodEvent,   processKeyEvent,   processMouseEvent,   processMouseMotionEvent,   processMouseWheelEvent,   relocateComponent,   remove,   removeComponentListener,   removeFocusListener,   removeHierarchyBoundsListener,   removeHierarchyListener,   removeInputMethodListener,   removeKeyListener,   removeMouseListener,   removeMouseMotionListener,   removeMouseWheelListener,   removeNotify,   removePropertyChangeListener,   removePropertyChangeListener,   repaint,   repaint,   repaint,   repaint,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocus,   requestFocusHelper,   requestFocusHelper,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   requestFocusInWindow,   reshape,   resize,   resize,   revalidate,   setAutoFocusTransferOnDisposal,   setBackground,   setBounds,   setBounds,   setBoundsOp,   setComponentOrientation,   setCursor,   setDropTarget,   setEnabled,   setFocusTraversalKeys,   setFocusTraversalKeysEnabled,   setFocusTraversalKeys_NoIDCheck,   setFocusable,   setFont,   setForeground,   setGraphicsConfiguration,   setIgnoreRepaint,   setLocale,   setLocation,   setLocation,   setMaximumSize,   setMinimumSize,   setName,   setPreferredSize,   setRequestFocusController,   setSize,   setSize,   setVisible,   show,   show,   size,   subtractAndApplyShape,   subtractAndApplyShapeBelowMe,   toString,   transferFocus,   transferFocus,   transferFocusBackward,   transferFocusBackward,   transferFocusUpCycle,   update,   updateCursorImmediately,   updateGraphicsData,   updateZOrder,   validate
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.swing.JCheckBoxMenuItem Detail:
 public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext() 
    Gets the AccessibleContext associated with this JCheckBoxMenuItem. For JCheckBoxMenuItems, the AccessibleContext takes the form of an AccessibleJCheckBoxMenuItem. A new AccessibleJCheckBoxMenuItem instance is created if necessary.
 public Object[] getSelectedObjects() 
    Returns an array (length 1) containing the check box menu item label or null if the check box is not selected.
 public boolean getState() 
    Returns the selected-state of the item. This method exists for AWT compatibility only. New code should use isSelected() instead.
 public String getUIClassID() 
    Returns the name of the L&F class that renders this component.
 protected String paramString() 
    Returns a string representation of this JCheckBoxMenuItem. This method is intended to be used only for debugging purposes, and the content and format of the returned string may vary between implementations. The returned string may be empty but may not be null.
 public synchronized  void setState(boolean b) 
    Sets the selected-state of the item. This method exists for AWT compatibility only. New code should use setSelected() instead.
 boolean shouldUpdateSelectedStateFromAction() 
    Overriden to return true, JCheckBoxMenuItem supports the selected state.