Re: How to get reference for JFrame

Daniel Pitts <>
Thu, 09 Apr 2009 08:45:39 -0700
Coolm@x wrote:

I want to ask for an example. I want to run JDialog from JMenuItem. I
have JFrame in one file and JDialog in another. As far as I know I must
pass frame-parent as argument to JDialog. Examples which I found were
similar to:

JFrame frame = new JFrame();
JDialog dialog = new JDialog(frame (...)

Code is in one class, so there is no problem. I don't know how to pass
argument in this:
public static void main(String[] args) {
    Main ste = new Main();
    ste.setVisible(true); }

public Main() {
    initialize(); }

private void initialize() {
    this.setSize(700, 500);
    this.setContentPane(oknoGlowne()); }
private JMenuItem getHelp() {
    if (HelpAbout == null) {
        HelpAbout = new JMenuItem();

        HelpAbout.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        return HelpAbout; }

public JDabout(Frame owner) {

Is there any method to get jFrame parent? Also, is this code correct:
JDabout about = new JDabout(?);

the JFrame parameter is an optional parameter, meaning you can do:
new JDialog((JFrame)null);

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