Java ItemListener

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Java ItemListener Interface

The Java ItemListener is notified whenever you click on the checkbox. It is notified against ItemEvent. The ItemListener interface is found in java.awt.event package. It has only one method: itemStateChanged().

itemStateChanged() method

The itemStateChanged() method is invoked automatically whenever you click or unclick on the registered checkbox component.

  1. public abstract void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent e);  

Java ItemListener Example

  1. import java.awt.*;    
  2. import java.awt.event.*;    
  3. public class ItemListenerExample implements ItemListener{    
  4.     Checkbox checkBox1,checkBox2;  
  5.     Label label;  
  6.     ItemListenerExample(){    
  7.         Frame f= new Frame("CheckBox Example");    
  8.         label = new Label();            
  9.         label.setAlignment(Label.CENTER);    
  10.         label.setSize(400,100);    
  11.         checkBox1 = new Checkbox("C++");    
  12.         checkBox1.setBounds(100,10050,50);    
  13.         checkBox2 = new Checkbox("Java");    
  14.         checkBox2.setBounds(100,15050,50);    
  15.         f.add(checkBox1); f.add(checkBox2); f.add(label);    
  16.         checkBox1.addItemListener(this);    
  17.         checkBox2.addItemListener(this);    
  18.         f.setSize(400,400);    
  19.         f.setLayout(null);    
  20.         f.setVisible(true);    
  21.      }    
  22.     public void itemStateChanged(ItemEvent e) {      
  23.         if(e.getSource()==checkBox1)  
  24.             label.setText("C++ Checkbox: "     
  25.             + (e.getStateChange()==1?"checked":"unchecked"));   
  26.         if(e.getSource()==checkBox2)  
  27.         label.setText("Java Checkbox: "     
  28.         + (e.getStateChange()==1?"checked":"unchecked"));    
  29.      }  
  30. public static void main(String args[])    
  31. {    
  32.     new ItemListenerExample();    
  33. }    
  34. }    

Output:

java awt itemlistener example 2