Create Slider in Java

Create Slider in Java:

We can use the Eclipse IDE for this example. If you do not know about it then follow this link- How to Install Eclipse For Java and create a program in it.

A slider is a component that allows the user to adjust a number graphically within a range of values. Sliders, which are created from the JSlider class, display an image of a “slider knob” that can be dragged along the track. Sliders can be horizontally or vertically oriented. A slider is designed to represent a range of numeric values. At one end of the slider is the range’s minimum value and at the other end is the range’s maximum value.

Java Slider Constructors:

JSlider( )Creates a slider with an initial value of 50 and a range of 0 to 100.
JSlider(int orientation)Creates a slider with the specified orientation set by either JSlider.HORIZONTAL or JSlider.VERTICAL with the range 0 to 100 and initial value 50.
JSlider(int min, int max)Creates a horizontal slider using the given min and max. with an initial value equal to the average of the min plus max.
JSlider(int min, int max, int value)Creates a horizontal slider using the given min, max, and value.
JSlider(int orientation, int min, int max, int value)Creates a slider with the specified orientation and the specified minimum, maximum, and initial values.
JSlider(BoundedRangeModel brm)Creates a horizontal slider using the specified BoundedRangeModel.

Java Slider Methods:

setMinorTickSpacing(int n)This method sets the minor tick spacing to the slider.
setMajorTickSpacing(int n)This method sets the major tick spacing to the slider.
setPaintTicks(boolean b)This method is used to determine whether tick marks are painted on the slider.
setPaintLabels(boolean b)This method is used to determine whether labels are painted on the slider.
setPaintTrack(boolean b)This method is used to determine whether the track is painted on the slider.
setValue(int n)Sets the sliders current value.
setOrientation(int orientation)Set the orientation of the scrollbar to either VERTICAL or HORIZONTAL.

Sample Code to Create Slider in Java:

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import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.event.*;

public class Slider implements ChangeListener{

	JFrame frame;
	JPanel panel;
	JLabel label;
	JSlider j_slider;
		frame = new JFrame("Slider");
		panel = new JPanel();
		label = new JLabel();
		j_slider = new JSlider(0, 100, 50);		
		j_slider.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(450, 225));
		j_slider.setFont(new Font("Open Sans",Font.PLAIN,18));
		label.setFont(new Font("Open Sans",Font.PLAIN,18));
	 // j_slider.setOrientation(SwingConstants.HORIZONTAL);
		label.setText("Temperature = "+ j_slider.getValue() + " °C");
		frame.setSize(500, 300);
	public void stateChanged(ChangeEvent e) {

		label.setText("Temperature = "+ j_slider.getValue() + " °C");
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		// TODO Auto-generated method stub

	Slider slider = new Slider();


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