Java Tutorials Code Sample –

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.event.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.util.*;
public class Converter {
    ConversionPanel metricPanel, usaPanel;
    Unit[] metricDistances = new Unit[3];
    Unit[] usaDistances = new Unit[4];
    final static boolean MULTICOLORED = false;
    //Specify the look and feel to use.  Valid values:
    //null (use the default), "Metal", "System", "Motif", "GTK+"
    final static String LOOKANDFEEL = null;
    ConverterRangeModel dataModel = new ConverterRangeModel();
    JPanel mainPane;
     * Create the ConversionPanels (one for metric, another for U.S.).
     * I used "U.S." because although Imperial and U.S. distance
     * measurements are the same, this program could be extended to
     * include volume measurements, which aren't the same.
    public Converter() {
        //Create Unit objects for metric distances, and then
        //instantiate a ConversionPanel with these Units.
        metricDistances[0] = new Unit("Centimeters", 0.01);
        metricDistances[1] = new Unit("Meters", 1.0);
        metricDistances[2] = new Unit("Kilometers", 1000.0);
        metricPanel = new ConversionPanel(this, "Metric System",
        //Create Unit objects for U.S. distances, and then
        //instantiate a ConversionPanel with these Units.
        usaDistances[0] = new Unit("Inches", 0.0254);
        usaDistances[1] = new Unit("Feet", 0.305);
        usaDistances[2] = new Unit("Yards", 0.914);
        usaDistances[3] = new Unit("Miles", 1613.0);
        usaPanel = new ConversionPanel(this, "U.S. System",
                                       new FollowerRangeModel(dataModel));
        //Create a JPanel, and add the ConversionPanels to it.
        mainPane = new JPanel();
        mainPane.setLayout(new BoxLayout(mainPane, BoxLayout.PAGE_AXIS));
        if (MULTICOLORED) {
            mainPane.setBackground(new Color(255, 0, 0));
        mainPane.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0, 5)));
        mainPane.add(Box.createRigidArea(new Dimension(0, 5)));
    public void resetMaxValues(boolean resetCurrentValues) {
        double metricMultiplier = metricPanel.getMultiplier();
        double usaMultiplier = usaPanel.getMultiplier();
        int maximum = ConversionPanel.MAX;
        if (metricMultiplier > usaMultiplier) {
            maximum = (int)(ConversionPanel.MAX *
        if (resetCurrentValues) {
    private static void initLookAndFeel() {
        String lookAndFeel = null;
        if (LOOKANDFEEL != null) {
            if (LOOKANDFEEL.equals("Metal")) {
                lookAndFeel = UIManager.getCrossPlatformLookAndFeelClassName();
            } else if (LOOKANDFEEL.equals("System")) {
                lookAndFeel = UIManager.getSystemLookAndFeelClassName();
            } else if (LOOKANDFEEL.equals("Motif")) {
                lookAndFeel = "";
            } else if (LOOKANDFEEL.equals("GTK+")) { //new in 1.4.2
                lookAndFeel = "";
            } else {
                System.err.println("Unexpected value of LOOKANDFEEL specified: "
                                   + LOOKANDFEEL);
                lookAndFeel = UIManager.getCrossPlatformLookAndFeelClassName();
            try {
            } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
                System.err.println("Couldn't find class for specified look and feel:"
                                   + lookAndFeel);
                System.err.println("Did you include the L&F library in the class path?");
                System.err.println("Using the default look and feel.");
            } catch (UnsupportedLookAndFeelException e) {
                System.err.println("Can't use the specified look and feel ("
                                   + lookAndFeel
                                   + ") on this platform.");
                System.err.println("Using the default look and feel.");
            } catch (Exception e) {
                System.err.println("Couldn't get specified look and feel ("
                                   + lookAndFeel
                                   + "), for some reason.");
                System.err.println("Using the default look and feel.");
     * Create the GUI and show it.  For thread safety,
     * this method should be invoked from the
     * event-dispatching thread.
    private static void createAndShowGUI() {
        //Set the look and feel.
        //Create and set up the window.
        JFrame frame = new JFrame("Converter");
        //Create and set up the content pane.
        Converter converter = new Converter();
        converter.mainPane.setOpaque(true); //content panes must be opaque
        //Display the window.
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        //Schedule a job for the event-dispatching thread:
        //creating and showing this application's GUI.
        javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {

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