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Creating a JCheckbox Component


import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;

import javax.swing.AbstractAction;
import javax.swing.Action;
import javax.swing.JCheckBox;

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {
    Action action = new AbstractAction("CheckBox Label") {
      // called when the button is pressed
      public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent evt) {
        JCheckBox cb = (JCheckBox) evt.getSource();
        // Determine status
        boolean isSel = cb.isSelected();
        if (isSel) {
          // selected
        } else {
          // deselected

    // Create the checkbox from the action
    JCheckBox checkBox = new JCheckBox(action);



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