Java CardLayout Example

Chapter: Swing Last Updated: 27-09-2016 16:15:13 UTC

Program:

            /* ............... START ............... */
                
import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.CardLayout;
import java.awt.Container;
import java.awt.Dimension;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

public class JavaCardLayoutExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		JFrame frame = new JFrame("CardLayout");
		frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
		Container contentPane = frame.getContentPane();

		JPanel buttonPanel = new JPanel();
		JButton nextButton = new JButton("Next");
		buttonPanel.add(nextButton);
		contentPane.add(buttonPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

		final JPanel cardPanel = new JPanel();
		final CardLayout cardLayout = new CardLayout();
		cardPanel.setLayout(cardLayout);

		for (int i = 1; i <= 5; i++) {
			JButton card = new JButton("Card " + i);
			card.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(200, 200));
			String cardName = "card" + 1;
			cardPanel.add(card, cardName);
		}
		contentPane.add(cardPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
		nextButton.addActionListener(e -> cardLayout.next(cardPanel));

		frame.pack();
		frame.setVisible(true);
	}
}
                /* ............... END ............... */
        

Output


Java CardLayout Example

Notes:

  • The CardLayout lays out components as a stack of cards. Only one card at the top is visible in a CardLayout.
  • CardLayout makes only one component visible at a time.
  • Syntax : CardLayout cardLayout = new CardLayout();

Tags

CardLayout, Java, Swing

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