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James Turner
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Joined: May 10, 2004
Posts: 194
Hello guys,

I am implementing my GUI and am putting together my menu bar. I have a quick question about JMenuItems:

I have created a JPopupMenu and want to add JMenuItem objects from the main menu bar onto this popup menu. The problem is when I add these menu items to the popup menu, they are removed from the main menu bar.

Is it only possible to have a menu item attached to one menu? Also is there are way to clone a menu item so I can add it to both?

I think that having to create two identical menu items that do the exact same thing is a waiste of time and resouce just because a menu item can only be attached to one menu at a time.

Does anyone else implement a popup menu with the same menu items that are available in the main menu for convenience to the user? Do you create two identical object to accoplish this or is there a way to have a menu item attached to two menus at the same time?

Thanx for any help.


James<br />SCJP 1.4 - 92%<br />SCJD - 93%<br />SCWCD 1.4 - 95%<br />SCBCD 1.3 - 100%<br />SCEA - 92%
Ken Boyd
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Joined: Dec 10, 2003
Posts: 329
I don't think so. I have created popup as well as menu item. In fact you should create a common class and use that for any user interface. If we do that way same code will not repeat in two or three user interface and give us more mark on OO design and GUI same time.

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