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Saving runtime Swing UI as image  RSS feed

 
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Hi,
I have JTabbedPane which has 2 tabs. First tab component has one labels and JTabel and second tab components has 2 Jtables. I wanted to store the runtime Frame as a image when save button is clicked (Similar to file save option). I saw on many tutorial they have icons of runtime Frames. How can I achive this?
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There are other ways, but the simplest is to use the Robot class to get a screen capture and use the new ImageIO classes to save the image.



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This may be overly simplistic, but if you just want a .jpg of a screen shot and don't need it generated programmatically... on a Windows machine with the screen active, press "alt-Prt Scr" and a copy of the active window will be saved as an image to your clipboard. Then you can simply paste it where ever you want it.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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