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    Default How to add a PopupMenu in java?

    In this tutorial, we will illustrate how to add a PopupMenu. A PopupMenu is similar to a Menu as it contains MenuItem objects. The Pop-up Menu can be popped over any component while generating the appropriate mouse event rather than letting it appear at the top of a Frame. In the example below, we have used MouseEvent.isPopupTrigger() method to trigger the MouseEvent that pops up the menu. The example below shows the triggering of a pop-up menu and its activation through a command button.

    Java Code: Program to add a PopupMenu
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import java.applet.Applet;
    public class PopupMenuDemo extends Applet {
        Button b;
        TextField msg;
        PopupAppMenu m;
        public PopupMenuDemo() {
            setSize(200, 200);
            b = new Button("Pop-up Menu");
            add(b, BorderLayout.NORTH);
            msg = new TextField();
            add(msg, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
            m = new PopupAppMenu(this);
            b.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
                public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
          , 20, 20);
            addMouseListener(new MouseAdapter() {
                public void mousePressed(MouseEvent e) {
                    if (e.isPopupTrigger()) {
              , e.getX(), e.getY());
                public void mouseReleased(MouseEvent e) {
                    if (e.isPopupTrigger()) {
              , e.getX(), e.getY());
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            PopupMenuDemo app = new PopupMenuDemo();
    class PopupAppMenu extends PopupMenu
            implements ActionListener {
        PopupMenuDemo ref;
        public PopupAppMenu(PopupMenuDemo ref) {
            this.ref = ref;
            MenuItem mi;
            add(mi = new MenuItem("Copy"));
            add(mi = new MenuItem("Open"));
            add(mi = new MenuItem("Cut"));
            add(mi = new MenuItem("Paste"));
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
            String item = e.getActionCommand();
            ref.msg.setText("Option Selected: " + item);
    Output of the program when it is run:

    How to add a PopupMenu in java?-add-popupmenu.jpg
    Figure: Window showing PopupMenu
    Last edited by Java Example; 09-11-2014 at 04:32 PM.

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