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Thread: Basic Menu problem

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    Default Basic Menu problem

    I'm having a problem getting the Exit option in my Menu to execute the System.exit(0); line in my code.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    I'm pretty new to forums, and I can't figure out how to attach my code, so I'll just paste it here. The "Manage Attachments" button didn't do anything.
    Also, I had to replace the AT symbol (shift 2) with "at" in order to post my question.

    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
    import javax.swing.*;
    public class MenuTest {
        private static void createAndShow() {
            JFrame frame = new JFrame("FrameDemo");
            JLabel emptyLabel = new JLabel("");
            emptyLabel.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(500, 500));
            frame.getContentPane().add(emptyLabel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
            JMenuBar menuBar = new JMenuBar();
            JMenu menuExit = new JMenu("Exit");
            menuExit.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                    String cmd = e.getActionCommand();
                    if (cmd == "Exit")
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
                public void run() {

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    Default Re: Basic Menu problem

    I solved it by using MenuListener instead of ActionListener.

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