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Disabling a JPanel and all it's components

Tanveer Rameez
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Joined: Dec 11, 2000
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I am having a problem. Let me explain by simplifying the GUI to a simple frame in which I have a JCheckbox and a JPanel mypanel.
mypanel has a Textfield tf,JComboBox cmb as it's components.
So now if I deselect the JCheckbox, all the components in the mypanel should be disabled. I used a code like:
mycheckbox.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae)
but the components inside the panels are not disabled. In my actual program I have a large number of different kinds of components in mypanel.So disabling/enabling each of them on each actionPerformed of the mycheckbox will be laborious. Isn't there any way by which I can disable/enable the mypanel to disable/enable all the components in it?

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Gregg Bolinger
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Ok, here is what to do.

Happy Coding,
Gregg Bolinger

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Tanveer Rameez
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Joined: Dec 11, 2000
Posts: 158
thanks for the help. Gee, I forgot about that method. I should have looked at the APIs but that never crossed my mind.
thanks again.
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