Creating Sliders Using JSlider Class

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use JSlider to create sliders in Java swing application.

A slider is a widget which allows user to input value by moving an indicator in vertical or horizontal fashion. User can also click on points to change the current value. To create a slider in swing you use JSlider class.  The JSlider class enables to create a slider with two types of tick marks: minor and major. The minor tick mark is shorter than major tick mark.

Here are the constructors of JSlider class:

public JSlider ()Creates a horizontal slider in a range of 0 and 100, the initial value is 50.
public JSlider (int orientation)Creates a horizontal slider with a given orientation.
public JSlider(int orient)Creates a progress bar with a given orientation determined byJSlider.VERTICAL or JSlider.HORIZONTAL.
public JSlider(int min, int max)Creates a horizontal slider with a given minimum and maximum values. The initial value is average of min plus max.
public JSlider(int orientation, int minimum, int maximum, int value)Creates a slider with the given orientation and the initialized minimum, maximum, and initial values.
public JSlider(BoundedRangeModel model)Create a horizontal slider with a given instance of BoundedRangeModel.

 Example of creating a simple slider

In this example, we will create a very simple slider.

JSlider Demo
package jsliderdemo; import java.awt.*; import javax.swing.*; public class Main { public static void main(String[] args) { final JFrame frame = new JFrame("JSlider Demo"); // create a slider JSlider slider = new JSlider(JSlider.HORIZONTAL, 0, 40, 10); slider.setMinorTickSpacing(5); slider.setMajorTickSpacing(20); slider.setPaintTicks(true); slider.setPaintLabels(true); slider.setLabelTable(slider.createStandardLabels(10)); // frame.setLayout(new FlowLayout()); frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE); frame.setSize(300, 200); frame.getContentPane().add(slider); frame.setVisible(true); } }
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)