Basically to create a JTabbedPane component in Java, one should follow Use JTabbedPane(JTabbedPane. . Java Annotations Tutorial. 5. Java JTabbedPane class – Java Swing Tutorial Explaining the JTabbedPane Component. Java JTabbedPane – The java swing JTabbedPane control is available in Swing. This component appears as a group of folders in a file cabinet.

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The first optional argument specifies where the tabs tutoriap appear. It does not select a new tab. Get the index of the tab by matching the child component.

Selects the tab that has the specified component or index. Navigate between scrollable tabs. The use of custom components brings new features such as buttons, combo boxes, labels and other components to tabs, and allows more complex user interaction.

The following code from ButtonTabComponent. When building components to add to a tabbed pane, keep in mind that no matter which child of a tabbed pane is visible, each child gets the same amount of space in which to display itself.

JTabbedPane « Swing « Java Tutorial

Put the cursor over one of the widgets with a little cross. Gets the tab component for the tab at the index specified by the argument.

Select a tab by clicking it make sure not to hit the little cross. As the user clicks the button, the actionPerformed method determines the index of the tab it belongs to and removes the corresponding tab. The first argument specifies the text on the tab. The TabComponentsDemo example introduces a tabbed pane whose tabs contain real components. Scroll arrows appear next to the tabs.


The second optional argument specifies the tab layout policy. Since each tab contains a real JButton object, you must attach an ActionListener to the yutorial button.

If you do not understand how preferred size is used, please refer to How Layout Management Works.

How to Use Tabbed Panes

This example provides scrollable tabs. Click the arrow to view one of the hidden tabs.

As the previous code shows, the addTab method handles the bulk of the jtabbedoane in setting up a tab in a tabbed pane. To create a tabbed pane, instantiate JTabbedPanecreate the components you wish it to display, and then add the components to the tabbed pane using the addTab method.

Adds tool tips to a table using a renderer Creates a tabbed pane.

The following code from TabbedPaneDemo. Sets or gets the background or foreground color used by the tab at the specified index. If you want similar functionality without the tab interface, you can use a card layout instead of a tabbed pane. Select a tab by clicking it. Get the index of the tab by matching the child component First usage of JTabbedPane The component argument specifies the component that the tabbed pane should show when the tab is selected.

Note that the addTab method does not allow index specification in this step. The optional icon hutorial specifies the tab’s icon. First usage of JTabbedPane. Get the index of the first tab that matches an icon Add a tab with a label and icon at the end of all tabs Select a tab by entering its mnemonic. As the TabbedPaneDemo example shows, a tab can have a tool tip and a mnemonic, and it can display both text and an image.


Changing tab’s title, icon, mnemonic, tooltip, or component on a particular tab with one of the setXXXAt methods The text or icon or both can be null. Adding and Removing Tabs.

Get the index of the first tab that matches an icon. Note that tabs with custom components are displayed on top of original tabbed pane tabs.

Now the tabbed pane is empty. Add a tab with a label, icon, and tool tip jyabbedpane the end of all tabs JTabPane with TextField in the tab.

Inserts a tab at the specified index, where the first tab is at index 0. Selecting jtabbedpame tab has the effect of displaying its associated component. Similarly, the minimum size of the tabbed pane depends on the biggest minimum width and height of all its jtabbedpaen.

The following tables list the commonly used JTabbedPane constructors jtabbrdpane methods. The cross turns magenta and gets enclosed in a square.