The menu designer makes it easy to create and modify menu bars and popup menus. It supports in-place-editing menu texts and drag-and-drop menu items.
Menu bar structure¶
|This figure shows the structure of a menu bar.
The horizontal bar on top of the image is a
The component palette provides a category "Menus" that contains all components necessary to create menus.
Creating menu bars¶
To create a menu bar:
- add a
You can freely drag and drop the various menu components to rearrange them.
Creating popup menus¶
To create a popup menu:
- add a
JPopupMenuto the free area in the Design view and
Assign popup menus to components¶
If you use Java 5 or later, you can assign the popup menu to a component in the properties view using the "componentPopupMenu" property. Select the component to which you want attach the popup menu and assign it in the Properties view. Note that you must expand the Expert Properties category to see the property. Or use search as in the screenshot below.
Note that JFormDesigner must run on Java 5 (or later) to use the "componentPopupMenu" property. Open the JFormDesigner About dialog and check whether it displays "Java 1.5.x" (or later).