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enable and disable a menu item in a menu bar

 
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i need to enable and disable a menu item in a menu bar,how to that.
 
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Did you look at the the API docs for JMenuItem? Did you find any methods which would help you set the enabled state? (hint)
 
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actually i am trying to do that in netbeans,but iam not getting .
 
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Are you writing netbeans code or java code?
Do yourself a favor and chuck out those drag and drop style IDEs. Hand coding is best.
 
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Create an Action, AbstractAction for example. (Action has string or icon or both).
Remember this action in a local variable.
Construct your JMenuItem from that action.
Call someAction.setEnabled(false) whenever you need.
Cheers
 
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