C H A P T E R 11
Status Bar and Progress Bar
The status bar enables you to give information directly to the user of your application. At the same time, it is possible to extend the status bar with your own components. In addition to the status bar, a progress bar that is able to manage and display multiple tasks at once is integrated in the application. In the following sections you will learn how to use these two components.
A status bar is already integrated in the application window of the NetBeans Platform. You access this status bar via the abstract class
StatusDisplayer. You get the standard implementation of the status bar (this is the standard NetBeans Platform status bar if no other is provided) via the
getDefault() method. ...