There are three steps to creating a CommandGroup:
1. Create the Configuration
CommandGroup configuration is similar to ActionCommands in that it defines both face properties
and custom user properties. In addition groups allow you to specify their members list. All group
properties must be prefixed with the string
The following shows an example configuration for the group
email@example.com=_File group!file-menu@members=new, open, save, save-as, separator, exit
Please read the Group Configuration for more details on the configuration options.
2. Load the Configuration
Group configuration is loaded identically to action commands. In fact you'd often combine your command and group configuration in one file.
// load the configuration file GuiCommands.load("MyGroups");
3. Create and Bind the Group
Finally we need to create the group and bind it to a command container.
// create and bind our group CommandGroup fileGroup = new CommandGroup("file-menu"); fileGroup.bind(commandConatiner); // now we can create buttons and menu items JMenuItem fileMenu = fileGroup.createMenuItem();
Binding and command containers are covered in detail in the Containers and Binding section.