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CHECKBOXGROUP.. newbie here :(

 
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i cant get this thing to compile. i'm still stucked in this GUI part.



the error says that it cannot find symbol for the checkboxgroup()
help..
 
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CheckboxGroup is with a lowercase b. Once you fix that you'll get another 3 compiler errors though, since JCheckBox (Swing) is not compatible with CheckboxGroup (AWT).

It appears you want to use a mutually exclusive selection: only one of the options. In that case, use a ButtonGroup with JRadioButton, not JCheckBox. Replace JCheckBox with JRadioButton and CheckboxGroup with ButtonGroup:
 
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thank you
 
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Rob Prime wrote:use a ButtonGroup with JRadioButton, not JCheckBox



FYI, I'm pretty sure that ButtonGroup works fine with JCheckBox and JToggleButton in addition to JRadioButton.
 
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It should as it works with AbstractButton, but visually a JRadioButton is probably better here. A JCheckBox or JToggleButton doesn't say "only one option" like JRadioButton does.
 
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