I can't seem to remember how you create subitems in the menu's. Does anyone know how?

Like this:

Format --> Color(then like a drop down)
*red
*blue
*green

Heres an example of a couple different ones

/*
 * ChoiceTest
 * Demonstrates the Choice Component
 */

import java.awt.*;

public class ChoiceTest {

  public ChoiceTest() {
    //Make the Choices
    Choice c1 = new Choice();
    c1.add("Soup");
    c1.add("Salad");
    Choice c2 = new Choice();
    c2.add("Java");
    c2.add("C++");
    c2.add("HTML");
    c2.add("JavaScript");
    c2.add("COBOL");
    c2.add("FORTRAN");
    Choice c3 = new Choice();
    c3.add("One");
    c3.add("Two");
    c3.add("Three");
    c3.setForeground(Color.red);
    c3.setBackground(Color.black);
    c3.setFont(new Font("Courier", Font.PLAIN, 16));
    Choice c4 = new Choice();
    c4.add("Not Enabled");
    c4.add("Nope");
    c4.setEnabled(false);
    
    //Make the Frame and add the Choices to it
    ComponentTestFrame frame = new ComponentTestFrame("Choice Test");
    frame.add(c1);
    frame.add(c2);
    frame.add(c3);
    frame.add(c4);
    frame.setVisible(true);
  }

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    ChoiceTest ct = new ChoiceTest();
  }

}

I think you want something with swings since you mentioned JMenu.
here's a simple example:

JMenu menu = new JMenu("Color");

JMenuItem blueM = new JMenuItem("blue");

// and do this for the others and once done add them to your menu
//ex:

menu.add(blueM); // and so on hope this helps


good luck,
Mel

Yes, I know how to create the Menu's and the Menu items, but how do you have menu items with subcategories...Look at this screenshot to see what I'm saying.

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Ho,

Well it depends you can create one of these and add them to your drop down menu object:

JRadioButtonMenuItem
JCheckBoxMenuItem

I'm sure there are others but these are the only two that i ever used. create these and add them to your MenuItem objects.
I don't know if that's what you wanted to hear, but that's all i got.:cry:

Mel

Thank you all for the help. I guess I was unclear on what I wanted. I figured out how to do this though. What you do, is simply add a JMenu, to a JMenu, and that makes it to were you can have subcategories.

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