Module java.desktop
Package javax.swing

Class JScrollBar

All Implemented Interfaces:
Adjustable, ImageObserver, MenuContainer, Serializable, Accessible
Direct Known Subclasses:

          description="A component that helps determine the visible content range of an area.")
public class JScrollBar
extends JComponent
implements Adjustable, Accessible
An implementation of a scrollbar. The user positions the knob in the scrollbar to determine the contents of the viewing area. The program typically adjusts the display so that the end of the scrollbar represents the end of the displayable contents, or 100% of the contents. The start of the scrollbar is the beginning of the displayable contents, or 0%. The position of the knob within those bounds then translates to the corresponding percentage of the displayable contents.

Typically, as the position of the knob in the scrollbar changes a corresponding change is made to the position of the JViewport on the underlying view, changing the contents of the JViewport.

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 JavaBeans™ has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.

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