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Thursday, May 30, 2013

JAVA Program: Random 0s and 1s Table with Refresh Button

Hello, everyone. Got a new program I want to share with you guys that demonstrates the power of listening to an interactive button.

This program is a stand-alone GUI program where what you see is a 10 by 10 table of 0s and 1s, with a clickable "Refresh" button at the bottom. If you click on it, it randomizes all the values in the tables, changing them to 0s or 1s.

I'm going to share you the code that unless you read the explanations at the bottom, you can figure out for yourselves on how this actually works. There's a description at the top of the writing for your own convenience. Enjoy!

 * Data Structures and Object-Oriented Programming - Assignment 7
 * Question 16.40 of Introduction to Java Programming (by Daniel Liang)
 *      Display Random 0 or 1 with Refresh Button
 *      Same mechanics as Question 12.14, except that a refresh button is included at
 *      the bottom of the window, and every time it is clicked, a new 10 by 10
 *      table of randomized 0s and 1s appear. 
 *      To accomplish this, the actionPerformed method for the refresh button executes 
 *      a loop that invokes the setText method for all the elements in the JLabel array, 
 *      and passes the string value of the value returned by a java.util.Random object's 
 *      nextInt method.
 * Programmed by Gregory Desrosiers
 * Start Date: March 23, 2013
 * End Date: March 23, 2013
 * File Name:
 * Teacher: Amin Ranj Bar
 * SPECIAL: The ActionListener for the Refresh button is an anoymonous inner class.

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.border.EmptyBorder;

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.util.Random;

public class Chapter16Exercise40 extends JFrame
private static final long serialVersionUID = -4480542370452207354L;

private JPanel mainPanel;

// Top Panel Components
private JPanel topPanel;
private JLabel[] labels;

// Bottom Panel Components
private JPanel bottomPanel;
private JButton refreshButton;

public static void main(String[] args)
Chapter16Exercise40 frame = new Chapter16Exercise40();



public Chapter16Exercise40()
mainPanel = new JPanel();
mainPanel.setLayout(new BorderLayout());

// Top Panel Construction

topPanel = new JPanel();
topPanel.setLayout(new GridLayout(10, 10, 16, 2));
topPanel.setBorder(new EmptyBorder(10, 10, 10, 10));

Random binaryGenerator = new Random();
labels = new JLabel[100];

for (int x = 0; x < labels.length; x++)
labels[x] = new JLabel(String.valueOf(binaryGenerator.nextInt(2)));
labels[x].setFont(new Font("Times New Roman", Font.PLAIN, 12));


mainPanel.add(topPanel, BorderLayout.NORTH);

// Bottom Panel Construction

bottomPanel = new JPanel();

refreshButton = new JButton("Refresh");
refreshButton.setFont(new Font("Calibri", Font.BOLD, 12));

refreshButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener(){

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
for (int y = 0; y < labels.length; y++)

mainPanel.add(bottomPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);

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