11.9. Buttons That Maintain State
The Swing GUI components contain three types of state buttons—JToggleButton, JCheckBox and JRadioButton—that have on/off or true/false values. Classes JCheckBox and JRadioButton are subclasses of JToggleButton (Fig. 11.14). A JRadioButton is different from a JCheckBox in that normally several JRadioButtons are grouped together, and are mutually exclusive—only one in the group can be selected at any time, just like the buttons on a car radio. We first discuss class JCheckBox. The next two subsections also demonstrate that an inner class can access the members of its top-level class.