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Thread: Clicking the image like a button

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    Default Clicking the image like a button

    how can I click an image like a button..

    so instead of using the JButton I am using an Image

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    Default Re: Clicking the image like a button

    Use the setIcon method of JButton to set the image. You can also use the setPressedIcon to have the icon change when the JButton is pressed. I recommend reading the Swing tutorial provided by Oracle for more information:
    How to Use Buttons, Check Boxes, and Radio Buttons (The Java™ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)
    Alternatively you could draw your image on a JComponent and add a MouseListener to manage clicks.

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