I was looking at these two examples and I was curious what the difference is between JCheckBox and JCheckBoxMenuItem.


These pictures make it look they are the same except JCheckBox is not in a menu but it is easy to add to a menu with the menu_name.add(menu_item) command. Is that correct?


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JCheckBox is for in any Panel or JFrame, JCheckBoxMenuItem is specifically for when you want a JCheckBox in a menu.

Will I get any weird errors with using JCheckBox in a menu? I have done that and it seems to be working.

if you have done it, you know the answer to your question.

Your right :(. Keyboard shortcuts don't work the way you would expect. This method won't work.

    KeyEvent.VK_X, ActionEvent.ALT_MASK));

You would have to use this method of keyboard shortcuts.

leftJustify.setAccelerator(KeyStroke.getKeyStroke('L', Toolkit


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