Module java.desktop
Package javax.swing

Class JMenuBar

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

@JavaBean(defaultProperty="UI", description="A container for holding and displaying menus.") public class JMenuBar extends JComponent implements Accessible, MenuElement
An implementation of a menu bar. You add JMenu objects to the menu bar to construct a menu. When the user selects a JMenu object, its associated JPopupMenu is displayed, allowing the user to select one of the JMenuItems on it.

For information and examples of using menu bars see How to Use Menus, 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 JavaBeans has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.

Warning: By default, pressing the Tab key does not transfer focus from a JMenuBar which is added to a container together with other Swing components, because the focusTraversalKeysEnabled property of JMenuBar is set to false. To resolve this, you should call the JMenuBar.setFocusTraversalKeysEnabled(true) method.

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