Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.swing
Class JSlider

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.awt.Component
      extended by java.awt.Container
          extended by javax.swing.JComponent
              extended by javax.swing.JSlider
All Implemented Interfaces:
ImageObserver, MenuContainer, Serializable, Accessible, SwingConstants

public class JSlider
extends JComponent
implements SwingConstants, Accessible

A component that lets the user graphically select a value by sliding a knob within a bounded interval.

The slider can show both major tick marks, and minor tick marks between the major ones. The number of values between the tick marks is controlled with setMajorTickSpacing and setMinorTickSpacing. Painting of tick marks is controlled by setPaintTicks.

Sliders can also print text labels at regular intervals (or at arbitrary locations) along the slider track. Painting of labels is controlled by setLabelTable and setPaintLabels.

For further information and examples see How to Use Sliders, a section in The Java Tutorial.

Warning: Swing is not thread safe. For more information see Swing's Threading Policy.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeansTM has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.


Nested Class Summary
protected  class JSlider.AccessibleJSlider
          This class implements accessibility support for the JSlider class.
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class javax.swing.JComponent
JComponent.AccessibleJComponent
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class java.awt.Container
Container.AccessibleAWTContainer
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class java.awt.Component
Component.AccessibleAWTComponent, Component.BaselineResizeBehavior, Component.BltBufferStrategy, Component.FlipBufferStrategy
 
Field Summary
protected  ChangeEvent changeEvent
          Only one ChangeEvent is needed per slider instance since the event's only (read-only) state is the source property.
protected  ChangeListener changeListener
          The changeListener (no suffix) is the listener we add to the slider's model.
protected  int majorTickSpacing
          The number of values between the major tick marks -- the larger marks that break up the minor tick marks.
protected  int minorTickSpacing
          The number of values between the minor tick marks -- the smaller marks that occur between the major tick marks.
protected  int orientation
          Whether the slider is horizontal or vertical The default is horizontal.
protected  BoundedRangeModel sliderModel
          The data model that handles the numeric maximum value, minimum value, and current-position value for the slider.
protected  boolean snapToTicks
          If true, the knob (and the data value it represents) resolve to the closest tick mark next to where the user positioned the knob.
 
Fields inherited from class javax.swing.JComponent
accessibleContext, listenerList, TOOL_TIP_TEXT_KEY, ui, UNDEFINED_CONDITION, WHEN_ANCESTOR_OF_FOCUSED_COMPONENT, WHEN_FOCUSED, WHEN_IN_FOCUSED_WINDOW
 
Fields inherited from class java.awt.Component
BOTTOM_ALIGNMENT, CENTER_ALIGNMENT, LEFT_ALIGNMENT, RIGHT_ALIGNMENT, TOP_ALIGNMENT
 
Fields inherited from interface javax.swing.SwingConstants
BOTTOM, CENTER, EAST, HORIZONTAL, LEADING, LEFT, NEXT, NORTH, NORTH_EAST, NORTH_WEST, PREVIOUS, RIGHT, SOUTH, SOUTH_EAST, SOUTH_WEST, TOP, TRAILING, VERTICAL, WEST
 
Fields inherited from interface java.awt.image.ImageObserver
ABORT, ALLBITS, ERROR, FRAMEBITS, HEIGHT, PROPERTIES, SOMEBITS, WIDTH
 
Constructor Summary
JSlider()
          Creates a horizontal slider with the range 0 to 100 and an initial value of 50.
JSlider(BoundedRangeModel brm)
          Creates a horizontal slider using the specified BoundedRangeModel.
JSlider(int orientation)
          Creates a slider using the specified orientation with the range 0 to 100 and an initial value of 50.
JSlider(int min, int max)
          Creates a horizontal slider using the specified min and max with an initial value equal to the average of the min plus max.
JSlider(int min, int max, int value)
          Creates a horizontal slider using the specified min, max and value.
JSlider(int orientation, int min, int max, int value)
          Creates a slider with the specified orientation and the specified minimum, maximum, and initial values.
 
Method Summary
 void addChangeListener(ChangeListener l)
          Adds a ChangeListener to the slider.
protected  ChangeListener createChangeListener()
          Subclasses that want to handle ChangeEvents from the model differently can override this to return an instance of a custom ChangeListener implementation.
 Hashtable createStandardLabels(int increment)
          Creates a Hashtable of numerical text labels, starting at the slider minimum, and using the increment specified.
 Hashtable createStandardLabels(int increment, int start)
          Creates a Hashtable of numerical text labels, starting at the starting point specified, and using the increment specified.
protected  void fireStateChanged()
          Send a ChangeEvent, whose source is this JSlider, to all ChangeListeners that have registered interest in ChangeEvents.
 AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext()
          Gets the AccessibleContext associated with this JSlider.
 ChangeListener[] getChangeListeners()
          Returns an array of all the ChangeListeners added to this JSlider with addChangeListener().
 int getExtent()
          Returns the "extent" from the BoundedRangeModel.
 boolean getInverted()
          Returns true if the value-range shown for the slider is reversed,
 Dictionary getLabelTable()
          Returns the dictionary of what labels to draw at which values.
 int getMajorTickSpacing()
          This method returns the major tick spacing.
 int getMaximum()
          Returns the maximum value supported by the slider from the BoundedRangeModel.
 int getMinimum()
          Returns the minimum value supported by the slider from the BoundedRangeModel.
 int getMinorTickSpacing()
          This method returns the minor tick spacing.
 BoundedRangeModel getModel()
          Returns the BoundedRangeModel that handles the slider's three fundamental properties: minimum, maximum, value.
 int getOrientation()
          Return this slider's vertical or horizontal orientation.
 boolean getPaintLabels()
          Tells if labels are to be painted.
 boolean getPaintTicks()
          Tells if tick marks are to be painted.
 boolean getPaintTrack()
          Tells if the track (area the slider slides in) is to be painted.
 boolean getSnapToTicks()
          Returns true if the knob (and the data value it represents) resolve to the closest tick mark next to where the user positioned the knob.
 SliderUI getUI()
          Gets the UI object which implements the L&F for this component.
 String getUIClassID()
          Returns the name of the L&F class that renders this component.
 int getValue()
          Returns the slider's current value from the BoundedRangeModel.
 boolean getValueIsAdjusting()
          Returns the valueIsAdjusting property from the model.
protected  String paramString()
          Returns a string representation of this JSlider.
 void removeChangeListener(ChangeListener l)
          Removes a ChangeListener from the slider.
 void setExtent(int extent)
          Sets the size of the range "covered" by the knob.
 void setFont(Font font)
          Sets the font for this component.
 void setInverted(boolean b)
          Specify true to reverse the value-range shown for the slider and false to put the value range in the normal order.
 void setLabelTable(Dictionary labels)
          Used to specify what label will be drawn at any given value.
 void setMajorTickSpacing(int n)
          This method sets the major tick spacing.
 void setMaximum(int maximum)
          Sets the slider's maximum value to maximum.
 void setMinimum(int minimum)
          Sets the slider's minimum value to minimum.
 void setMinorTickSpacing(int n)
          This method sets the minor tick spacing.
 void setModel(BoundedRangeModel newModel)
          Sets the BoundedRangeModel that handles the slider's three fundamental properties: minimum, maximum, value.
 void setOrientation(int orientation)
          Set the slider's orientation to either SwingConstants.VERTICAL or SwingConstants.HORIZONTAL.
 void setPaintLabels(boolean b)
          Determines whether labels are painted on the slider.
 void setPaintTicks(boolean b)
          Determines whether tick marks are painted on the slider.
 void setPaintTrack(boolean b)
          Determines whether the track is painted on the slider.
 void setSnapToTicks(boolean b)
          Specifying true makes the knob (and the data value it represents) resolve to the closest tick mark next to where the user positioned the knob.
 void setUI(SliderUI ui)
          Sets the UI object which implements the L&F for this component.
 void setValue(int n)
          Sets the slider's current value to n.
 void setValueIsAdjusting(boolean b)
          Sets the model's valueIsAdjusting property.
protected  void updateLabelUIs()
          Updates the UIs for the labels in the label table by calling updateUI on each label.
 void updateUI()
          Resets the UI property to a value from the current look and feel.
 
Methods inherited from class javax.swing.JComponent
addAncestorListener, addNotify, addVetoableChangeListener, computeVisibleRect, contains, createToolTip, disable, enable, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, fireVetoableChange, getActionForKeyStroke, getActionMap, getAlignmentX, getAlignmentY, getAncestorListeners, getAutoscrolls, getBaseline, getBaselineResizeBehavior, getBorder, getBounds, getClientProperty, getComponentGraphics, getComponentPopupMenu, getConditionForKeyStroke, getDebugGraphicsOptions, getDefaultLocale, getFontMetrics, getGraphics, getHeight, getInheritsPopupMenu, getInputMap, getInputMap, getInputVerifier, getInsets, getInsets, getListeners, getLocation, getMaximumSize, getMinimumSize, getNextFocusableComponent, getPopupLocation, getPreferredSize, getRegisteredKeyStrokes, getRootPane, getSize, getToolTipLocation, getToolTipText, getToolTipText, getTopLevelAncestor, getTransferHandler, getVerifyInputWhenFocusTarget, getVetoableChangeListeners, getVisibleRect, getWidth, getX, getY, grabFocus, isDoubleBuffered, isLightweightComponent, isManagingFocus, isOpaque, isOptimizedDrawingEnabled, isPaintingForPrint, isPaintingTile, isRequestFocusEnabled, isValidateRoot, paint, paintBorder, paintChildren, paintComponent, paintImmediately, paintImmediately, print, printAll, printBorder, printChildren, printComponent, processComponentKeyEvent, processKeyBinding, processKeyEvent, processMouseEvent, processMouseMotionEvent, putClientProperty, registerKeyboardAction, registerKeyboardAction, removeAncestorListener, removeNotify, removeVetoableChangeListener, repaint, repaint, requestDefaultFocus, requestFocus, requestFocus, requestFocusInWindow, requestFocusInWindow, resetKeyboardActions, reshape, revalidate, scrollRectToVisible, setActionMap, setAlignmentX, setAlignmentY, setAutoscrolls, setBackground, setBorder, setComponentPopupMenu, setDebugGraphicsOptions, setDefaultLocale, setDoubleBuffered, setEnabled, setFocusTraversalKeys, setForeground, setInheritsPopupMenu, setInputMap, setInputVerifier, setMaximumSize, setMinimumSize, setNextFocusableComponent, setOpaque, setPreferredSize, setRequestFocusEnabled, setToolTipText, setTransferHandler, setUI, setVerifyInputWhenFocusTarget, setVisible, unregisterKeyboardAction, update
 
Methods inherited from class java.awt.Container
add, add, add, add, add, addContainerListener, addImpl, addPropertyChangeListener, addPropertyChangeListener, applyComponentOrientation, areFocusTraversalKeysSet, countComponents, deliverEvent, doLayout, findComponentAt, findComponentAt, getComponent, getComponentAt, getComponentAt, getComponentCount, getComponents, getComponentZOrder, getContainerListeners, getFocusTraversalKeys, getFocusTraversalPolicy, getLayout, getMousePosition, insets, invalidate, isAncestorOf, isFocusCycleRoot, isFocusCycleRoot, isFocusTraversalPolicyProvider, isFocusTraversalPolicySet, layout, list, list, locate, minimumSize, paintComponents, preferredSize, printComponents, processContainerEvent, processEvent, remove, remove, removeAll, removeContainerListener, setComponentZOrder, setFocusCycleRoot, setFocusTraversalPolicy, setFocusTraversalPolicyProvider, setLayout, transferFocusBackward, transferFocusDownCycle, validate, validateTree
 
Methods inherited from class java.awt.Component
action, add, addComponentListener, addFocusListener, addHierarchyBoundsListener, addHierarchyListener, addInputMethodListener, addKeyListener, addMouseListener, addMouseMotionListener, addMouseWheelListener, bounds, checkImage, checkImage, coalesceEvents, contains, createImage, createImage, createVolatileImage, createVolatileImage, disableEvents, dispatchEvent, enable, enableEvents, enableInputMethods, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, firePropertyChange, getBackground, getBounds, getColorModel, getComponentListeners, getComponentOrientation, getCursor, getDropTarget, getFocusCycleRootAncestor, getFocusListeners, getFocusTraversalKeysEnabled, getFont, getForeground, getGraphicsConfiguration, getHierarchyBoundsListeners, getHierarchyListeners, getIgnoreRepaint, getInputContext, getInputMethodListeners, getInputMethodRequests, getKeyListeners, getLocale, getLocation, getLocationOnScreen, getMouseListeners, getMouseMotionListeners, getMousePosition, getMouseWheelListeners, getName, getParent, getPeer, getPropertyChangeListeners, getPropertyChangeListeners, getSize, getToolkit, getTreeLock, gotFocus, handleEvent, hasFocus, hide, imageUpdate, inside, isBackgroundSet, isCursorSet, isDisplayable, isEnabled, isFocusable, isFocusOwner, isFocusTraversable, isFontSet, isForegroundSet, isLightweight, isMaximumSizeSet, isMinimumSizeSet, isPreferredSizeSet, isShowing, isValid, isVisible, keyDown, keyUp, list, list, list, location, lostFocus, mouseDown, mouseDrag, mouseEnter, mouseExit, mouseMove, mouseUp, move, nextFocus, paintAll, postEvent, prepareImage, prepareImage, processComponentEvent, processFocusEvent, processHierarchyBoundsEvent, processHierarchyEvent, processInputMethodEvent, processMouseWheelEvent, remove, removeComponentListener, removeFocusListener, removeHierarchyBoundsListener, removeHierarchyListener, removeInputMethodListener, removeKeyListener, removeMouseListener, removeMouseMotionListener, removeMouseWheelListener, removePropertyChangeListener, removePropertyChangeListener, repaint, repaint, repaint, resize, resize, setBounds, setBounds, setComponentOrientation, setCursor, setDropTarget, setFocusable, setFocusTraversalKeysEnabled, setIgnoreRepaint, setLocale, setLocation, setLocation, setName, setSize, setSize, show, show, size, toString, transferFocus, transferFocusUpCycle
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

sliderModel

protected BoundedRangeModel sliderModel
The data model that handles the numeric maximum value, minimum value, and current-position value for the slider.


majorTickSpacing

protected int majorTickSpacing
The number of values between the major tick marks -- the larger marks that break up the minor tick marks.


minorTickSpacing

protected int minorTickSpacing
The number of values between the minor tick marks -- the smaller marks that occur between the major tick marks.

See Also:
setMinorTickSpacing(int)

snapToTicks

protected boolean snapToTicks
If true, the knob (and the data value it represents) resolve to the closest tick mark next to where the user positioned the knob. The default is false.

See Also:
setSnapToTicks(boolean)

orientation

protected int orientation
Whether the slider is horizontal or vertical The default is horizontal.

See Also:
setOrientation(int)

changeListener

protected ChangeListener changeListener
The changeListener (no suffix) is the listener we add to the slider's model. This listener is initialized to the ChangeListener returned from createChangeListener, which by default just forwards events to ChangeListeners (if any) added directly to the slider.

See Also:
addChangeListener(javax.swing.event.ChangeListener), createChangeListener()

changeEvent

protected transient ChangeEvent changeEvent
Only one ChangeEvent is needed per slider instance since the event's only (read-only) state is the source property. The source of events generated here is always "this". The event is lazily created the first time that an event notification is fired.

See Also:
fireStateChanged()
Constructor Detail

JSlider

public JSlider()
Creates a horizontal slider with the range 0 to 100 and an initial value of 50.


JSlider

public JSlider(int orientation)
Creates a slider using the specified orientation with the range 0 to 100 and an initial value of 50. The orientation can be either SwingConstants.VERTICAL or SwingConstants.HORIZONTAL.

Parameters:
orientation - the orientation of the slider
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if orientation is not one of VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL
See Also:
setOrientation(int)

JSlider

public JSlider(int min,
               int max)
Creates a horizontal slider using the specified min and max with an initial value equal to the average of the min plus max.

The BoundedRangeModel that holds the slider's data handles any issues that may arise from improperly setting the minimum and maximum values on the slider. See the BoundedRangeModel documentation for details.

Parameters:
min - the minimum value of the slider
max - the maximum value of the slider
See Also:
BoundedRangeModel, setMinimum(int), setMaximum(int)

JSlider

public JSlider(int min,
               int max,
               int value)
Creates a horizontal slider using the specified min, max and value.

The BoundedRangeModel that holds the slider's data handles any issues that may arise from improperly setting the minimum, initial, and maximum values on the slider. See the BoundedRangeModel documentation for details.

Parameters:
min - the minimum value of the slider
max - the maximum value of the slider
value - the initial value of the slider
See Also:
BoundedRangeModel, setMinimum(int), setMaximum(int), setValue(int)

JSlider

public JSlider(int orientation,
               int min,
               int max,
               int value)
Creates a slider with the specified orientation and the specified minimum, maximum, and initial values. The orientation can be either SwingConstants.VERTICAL or SwingConstants.HORIZONTAL.

The BoundedRangeModel that holds the slider's data handles any issues that may arise from improperly setting the minimum, initial, and maximum values on the slider. See the BoundedRangeModel documentation for details.

Parameters:
orientation - the orientation of the slider
min - the minimum value of the slider
max - the maximum value of the slider
value - the initial value of the slider
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if orientation is not one of VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL
See Also:
BoundedRangeModel, setOrientation(int), setMinimum(int), setMaximum(int), setValue(int)

JSlider

public JSlider(BoundedRangeModel brm)
Creates a horizontal slider using the specified BoundedRangeModel.

Method Detail

getUI

public SliderUI getUI()
Gets the UI object which implements the L&F for this component.

Returns:
the SliderUI object that implements the Slider L&F

setUI

public void setUI(SliderUI ui)
Sets the UI object which implements the L&F for this component.

Parameters:
ui - the SliderUI L&F object
See Also:
UIDefaults.getUI(javax.swing.JComponent)

updateUI

public void updateUI()
Resets the UI property to a value from the current look and feel.

Overrides:
updateUI in class JComponent
See Also:
JComponent.updateUI()

getUIClassID

public String getUIClassID()
Returns the name of the L&F class that renders this component.

Overrides:
getUIClassID in class JComponent
Returns:
"SliderUI"
See Also:
JComponent.getUIClassID(), UIDefaults.getUI(javax.swing.JComponent)

createChangeListener

protected ChangeListener createChangeListener()
Subclasses that want to handle ChangeEvents from the model differently can override this to return an instance of a custom ChangeListener implementation. The default ChangeListener simply calls the fireStateChanged method to forward ChangeEvents to the ChangeListeners that have been added directly to the slider.

See Also:
changeListener, fireStateChanged(), ChangeListener, BoundedRangeModel

addChangeListener

public void addChangeListener(ChangeListener l)
Adds a ChangeListener to the slider.

Parameters:
l - the ChangeListener to add
See Also:
fireStateChanged(), removeChangeListener(javax.swing.event.ChangeListener)

removeChangeListener

public void removeChangeListener(ChangeListener l)
Removes a ChangeListener from the slider.

Parameters:
l - the ChangeListener to remove
See Also:
fireStateChanged(), addChangeListener(javax.swing.event.ChangeListener)

getChangeListeners

public ChangeListener[] getChangeListeners()
Returns an array of all the ChangeListeners added to this JSlider with addChangeListener().

Returns:
all of the ChangeListeners added or an empty array if no listeners have been added
Since:
1.4

fireStateChanged

protected void fireStateChanged()
Send a ChangeEvent, whose source is this JSlider, to all ChangeListeners that have registered interest in ChangeEvents. This method is called each time a ChangeEvent is received from the model.

The event instance is created if necessary, and stored in changeEvent.

See Also:
addChangeListener(javax.swing.event.ChangeListener), EventListenerList

getModel

public BoundedRangeModel getModel()
Returns the BoundedRangeModel that handles the slider's three fundamental properties: minimum, maximum, value.

Returns:
the data model for this component
See Also:
setModel(javax.swing.BoundedRangeModel), BoundedRangeModel

setModel

public void setModel(BoundedRangeModel newModel)
Sets the BoundedRangeModel that handles the slider's three fundamental properties: minimum, maximum, value.

Attempts to pass a null model to this method result in undefined behavior, and, most likely, exceptions.

Parameters:
newModel - the new, non-null BoundedRangeModel to use
See Also:
getModel(), BoundedRangeModel

getValue

public int getValue()
Returns the slider's current value from the BoundedRangeModel.

Returns:
the current value of the slider
See Also:
setValue(int), BoundedRangeModel.getValue()

setValue

public void setValue(int n)
Sets the slider's current value to n. This method forwards the new value to the model.

The data model (an instance of BoundedRangeModel) handles any mathematical issues arising from assigning faulty values. See the BoundedRangeModel documentation for details.

If the new value is different from the previous value, all change listeners are notified.

Parameters:
n - the new value
See Also:
getValue(), addChangeListener(javax.swing.event.ChangeListener), BoundedRangeModel.setValue(int)

getMinimum

public int getMinimum()
Returns the minimum value supported by the slider from the BoundedRangeModel.

Returns:
the value of the model's minimum property
See Also:
setMinimum(int), BoundedRangeModel.getMinimum()

setMinimum

public void setMinimum(int minimum)
Sets the slider's minimum value to minimum. This method forwards the new minimum value to the model.

The data model (an instance of BoundedRangeModel) handles any mathematical issues arising from assigning faulty values. See the BoundedRangeModel documentation for details.

If the new minimum value is different from the previous minimum value, all change listeners are notified.

Parameters:
n - the new minimum
See Also:
getMinimum(), addChangeListener(javax.swing.event.ChangeListener), BoundedRangeModel.setMinimum(int)

getMaximum

public int getMaximum()
Returns the maximum value supported by the slider from the BoundedRangeModel.

Returns:
the value of the model's maximum property
See Also:
setMaximum(int), BoundedRangeModel.getMaximum()

setMaximum

public void setMaximum(int maximum)
Sets the slider's maximum value to maximum. This method forwards the new maximum value to the model.

The data model (an instance of BoundedRangeModel) handles any mathematical issues arising from assigning faulty values. See the BoundedRangeModel documentation for details.

If the new maximum value is different from the previous maximum value, all change listeners are notified.

Parameters:
n - the new maximum
See Also:
getMaximum(), addChangeListener(javax.swing.event.ChangeListener), BoundedRangeModel.setMaximum(int)

getValueIsAdjusting

public boolean getValueIsAdjusting()
Returns the valueIsAdjusting property from the model. For details on how this is used, see the setValueIsAdjusting documentation.

Returns:
the value of the model's valueIsAdjusting property
See Also:
setValueIsAdjusting(boolean)

setValueIsAdjusting

public void setValueIsAdjusting(boolean b)
Sets the model's valueIsAdjusting property. Slider look and feel implementations should set this property to true when a knob drag begins, and to false when the drag ends. The slider model will not generate ChangeEvents while valueIsAdjusting is true.

Parameters:
b - the new value for the valueIsAdjusting property
See Also:
getValueIsAdjusting(), BoundedRangeModel.setValueIsAdjusting(boolean)

getExtent

public int getExtent()
Returns the "extent" from the BoundedRangeModel. This respresents the range of values "covered" by the knob.

Returns:
an int representing the extent
See Also:
setExtent(int), BoundedRangeModel.getExtent()

setExtent

public void setExtent(int extent)
Sets the size of the range "covered" by the knob. Most look and feel implementations will change the value by this amount if the user clicks on either side of the knob. This method just forwards the new extent value to the model.

The data model (an instance of BoundedRangeModel) handles any mathematical issues arising from assigning faulty values. See the BoundedRangeModel documentation for details.

If the new extent value is different from the previous extent value, all change listeners are notified.

Parameters:
extent - the new extent
See Also:
getExtent(), BoundedRangeModel.setExtent(int)

getOrientation

public int getOrientation()
Return this slider's vertical or horizontal orientation.

Returns:
SwingConstants.VERTICAL or SwingConstants.HORIZONTAL
See Also:
setOrientation(int)

setOrientation

public void setOrientation(int orientation)
Set the slider's orientation to either SwingConstants.VERTICAL or SwingConstants.HORIZONTAL.

Parameters:
orientation - HORIZONTAL or VERTICAL
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if orientation is not one of VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL
See Also:
getOrientation()

setFont

public void setFont(Font font)
Sets the font for this component.

Overrides:
setFont in class JComponent
Parameters:
font - the desired Font for this component
Since:
1.6
See Also:
Component.getFont()

getLabelTable

public Dictionary getLabelTable()
Returns the dictionary of what labels to draw at which values.

Returns:
the Dictionary containing labels and where to draw them

setLabelTable

public void setLabelTable(Dictionary labels)
Used to specify what label will be drawn at any given value. The key-value pairs are of this format: { Integer value, java.swing.JComponent label }.

An easy way to generate a standard table of value labels is by using the createStandardLabels method.

Once the labels have been set, this method calls updateLabelUIs(). Note that the labels are only painted if the paintLabels property is true.

Parameters:
labels - new Dictionary of labels, or null to remove all labels
See Also:
createStandardLabels(int), getLabelTable(), setPaintLabels(boolean)

updateLabelUIs

protected void updateLabelUIs()
Updates the UIs for the labels in the label table by calling updateUI on each label. The UIs are updated from the current look and feel. The labels are also set to their preferred size.

See Also:
setLabelTable(java.util.Dictionary), JComponent.updateUI()

createStandardLabels

public Hashtable createStandardLabels(int increment)
Creates a Hashtable of numerical text labels, starting at the slider minimum, and using the increment specified. For example, if you call createStandardLabels( 10 ) and the slider minimum is zero, then labels will be created for the values 0, 10, 20, 30, and so on.

For the labels to be drawn on the slider, the returned Hashtable must be passed into setLabelTable, and setPaintLabels must be set to true.

For further details on the makeup of the returned Hashtable, see the setLabelTable documentation.

Parameters:
increment - distance between labels in the generated hashtable
Returns:
a new Hashtable of labels
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if increment is less than or equal to zero
See Also:
setLabelTable(java.util.Dictionary), setPaintLabels(boolean)

createStandardLabels

public Hashtable createStandardLabels(int increment,
                                      int start)
Creates a Hashtable of numerical text labels, starting at the starting point specified, and using the increment specified. For example, if you call createStandardLabels( 10, 2 ), then labels will be created for the values 2, 12, 22, 32, and so on.

For the labels to be drawn on the slider, the returned Hashtable must be passed into setLabelTable, and setPaintLabels must be set to true.

For further details on the makeup of the returned Hashtable, see the setLabelTable documentation.

Parameters:
increment - distance between labels in the generated hashtable
start - value at which the labels will begin
Returns:
a new Hashtable of labels
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if start is out of range, or if increment is less than or equal to zero
See Also:
setLabelTable(java.util.Dictionary), setPaintLabels(boolean)

getInverted

public boolean getInverted()
Returns true if the value-range shown for the slider is reversed,

Returns:
true if the slider values are reversed from their normal order
See Also:
setInverted(boolean)

setInverted

public void setInverted(boolean b)
Specify true to reverse the value-range shown for the slider and false to put the value range in the normal order. The order depends on the slider's ComponentOrientation property. Normal (non-inverted) horizontal sliders with a ComponentOrientation value of LEFT_TO_RIGHT have their maximum on the right. Normal horizontal sliders with a ComponentOrientation value of RIGHT_TO_LEFT have their maximum on the left. Normal vertical sliders have their maximum on the top. These labels are reversed when the slider is inverted.

By default, the value of this property is false.

Parameters:
b - true to reverse the slider values from their normal order

getMajorTickSpacing

public int getMajorTickSpacing()
This method returns the major tick spacing. The number that is returned represents the distance, measured in values, between each major tick mark. If you have a slider with a range from 0 to 50 and the major tick spacing is set to 10, you will get major ticks next to the following values: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.

Returns:
the number of values between major ticks
See Also:
setMajorTickSpacing(int)

setMajorTickSpacing

public void setMajorTickSpacing(int n)
This method sets the major tick spacing. The number that is passed in represents the distance, measured in values, between each major tick mark. If you have a slider with a range from 0 to 50 and the major tick spacing is set to 10, you will get major ticks next to the following values: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.

In order for major ticks to be painted, setPaintTicks must be set to true.

This method will also set up a label table for you. If there is not already a label table, and the major tick spacing is > 0, and getPaintLabels returns true, a standard label table will be generated (by calling createStandardLabels) with labels at the major tick marks. For the example above, you would get text labels: "0", "10", "20", "30", "40", "50". The label table is then set on the slider by calling setLabelTable.

Parameters:
n - new value for the majorTickSpacing property
See Also:
getMajorTickSpacing(), setPaintTicks(boolean), setLabelTable(java.util.Dictionary), createStandardLabels(int)

getMinorTickSpacing

public int getMinorTickSpacing()
This method returns the minor tick spacing. The number that is returned represents the distance, measured in values, between each minor tick mark. If you have a slider with a range from 0 to 50 and the minor tick spacing is set to 10, you will get minor ticks next to the following values: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.

Returns:
the number of values between minor ticks
See Also:
getMinorTickSpacing()

setMinorTickSpacing

public void setMinorTickSpacing(int n)
This method sets the minor tick spacing. The number that is passed in represents the distance, measured in values, between each minor tick mark. If you have a slider with a range from 0 to 50 and the minor tick spacing is set to 10, you will get minor ticks next to the following values: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.

In order for minor ticks to be painted, setPaintTicks must be set to true.

Parameters:
n - new value for the minorTickSpacing property
See Also:
getMinorTickSpacing(), setPaintTicks(boolean)

getSnapToTicks

public boolean getSnapToTicks()
Returns true if the knob (and the data value it represents) resolve to the closest tick mark next to where the user positioned the knob.

Returns:
true if the value snaps to the nearest tick mark, else false
See Also:
setSnapToTicks(boolean)

setSnapToTicks

public void setSnapToTicks(boolean b)
Specifying true makes the knob (and the data value it represents) resolve to the closest tick mark next to where the user positioned the knob. By default, this property is false.

Parameters:
b - true to snap the knob to the nearest tick mark
See Also:
getSnapToTicks()

getPaintTicks

public boolean getPaintTicks()
Tells if tick marks are to be painted.

Returns:
true if tick marks are painted, else false
See Also:
setPaintTicks(boolean)

setPaintTicks

public void setPaintTicks(boolean b)
Determines whether tick marks are painted on the slider. By default, this property is false.

Parameters:
b - whether or not tick marks should be painted
See Also:
getPaintTicks()

getPaintTrack

public boolean getPaintTrack()
Tells if the track (area the slider slides in) is to be painted.

Returns:
true if track is painted, else false
See Also:
setPaintTrack(boolean)

setPaintTrack

public void setPaintTrack(boolean b)
Determines whether the track is painted on the slider. By default, this property is true.

Parameters:
b - whether or not to paint the slider track
See Also:
getPaintTrack()

getPaintLabels

public boolean getPaintLabels()
Tells if labels are to be painted.

Returns:
true if labels are painted, else false
See Also:
setPaintLabels(boolean)

setPaintLabels

public void setPaintLabels(boolean b)
Determines whether labels are painted on the slider.

This method will also set up a label table for you. If there is not already a label table, and the major tick spacing is > 0, a standard label table will be generated (by calling createStandardLabels) with labels at the major tick marks. The label table is then set on the slider by calling setLabelTable.

By default, this property is false.

Parameters:
b - whether or not to paint labels
See Also:
getPaintLabels(), getLabelTable(), createStandardLabels(int)

paramString

protected String paramString()
Returns a string representation of this JSlider. This method is intended to be used only for debugging purposes, and the content and format of the returned string may vary between implementations. The returned string may be empty but may not be null.

Overrides:
paramString in class JComponent
Returns:
a string representation of this JSlider.

getAccessibleContext

public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext()
Gets the AccessibleContext associated with this JSlider. For sliders, the AccessibleContext takes the form of an AccessibleJSlider. A new AccessibleJSlider instance is created if necessary.

Specified by:
getAccessibleContext in interface Accessible
Overrides:
getAccessibleContext in class JComponent
Returns:
an AccessibleJSlider that serves as the AccessibleContext of this JSlider

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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