Module java.desktop
Package java.awt

Class MenuComponent

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    MenuBar, MenuItem

    public abstract class MenuComponent
    extends Object
    implements Serializable
    The abstract class MenuComponent is the superclass of all menu-related components. In this respect, the class MenuComponent is analogous to the abstract superclass Component for AWT components.

    Menu components receive and process AWT events, just as components do, through the method processEvent.

    See Also:
    Serialized Form
    • Method Detail

      • getName

        public String getName​()
        Gets the name of the menu component.
        the name of the menu component
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      • setName

        public void setName​(String name)
        Sets the name of the component to the specified string.
        name - the name of the menu component
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      • getParent

        public MenuContainer getParent​()
        Returns the parent container for this menu component.
        the menu component containing this menu component, or null if this menu component is the outermost component, the menu bar itself
      • getFont

        public Font getFont​()
        Gets the font used for this menu component.
        the font used in this menu component, if there is one; null otherwise
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      • setFont

        public void setFont​(Font f)
        Sets the font to be used for this menu component to the specified font. This font is also used by all subcomponents of this menu component, unless those subcomponents specify a different font.

        Some platforms may not support setting of all font attributes of a menu component; in such cases, calling setFont will have no effect on the unsupported font attributes of this menu component. Unless subcomponents of this menu component specify a different font, this font will be used by those subcomponents if supported by the underlying platform.

        f - the font to be set
        See Also:
        getFont(), Font.getAttributes(), TextAttribute
      • removeNotify

        public void removeNotify​()
        Removes the menu component's peer. The peer allows us to modify the appearance of the menu component without changing the functionality of the menu component.
      • postEvent

        public boolean postEvent​(Event evt)
        Deprecated. As of JDK version 1.1, replaced by dispatchEvent.
        Posts the specified event to the menu. This method is part of the Java 1.0 event system and it is maintained only for backwards compatibility. Its use is discouraged, and it may not be supported in the future.
        evt - the event which is to take place
        unconditionally returns false
      • dispatchEvent

        public final void dispatchEvent​(AWTEvent e)
        Delivers an event to this component or one of its sub components.
        e - the event
      • processEvent

        protected void processEvent​(AWTEvent e)
        Processes events occurring on this menu component.

        Note that if the event parameter is null the behavior is unspecified and may result in an exception.

        e - the event
      • paramString

        protected String paramString​()
        Returns a string representing the state of this MenuComponent. 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.
        the parameter string of this menu component
      • toString

        public String toString​()
        Returns a representation of this menu component as a string.
        toString in class Object
        a string representation of this menu component
      • getTreeLock

        protected final Object getTreeLock​()
        Gets this component's locking object (the object that owns the thread synchronization monitor) for AWT component-tree and layout operations.
        this component's locking object
      • getAccessibleContext

        public AccessibleContext getAccessibleContext​()
        Gets the AccessibleContext associated with this MenuComponent. The method implemented by this base class returns null. Classes that extend MenuComponent should implement this method to return the AccessibleContext associated with the subclass.
        the AccessibleContext of this MenuComponent