Darakath Darakath - 1 month ago 7
Java Question

How to randomly select a button in a ButtonGroup of JRadioButtons?

I want to have a random radio button to be selected whenever this panel gets initialized, but I'm not sure how/if I can do that.

Is there a way to get a random button from the group and select it?

import javax.swing.*;

public class RandomPanel extends JPanel
private ButtonGroup buttonGroup;
private String[] buttonText =
"Mashed Potatoes",

public RandomPanel()
setLayout(new BoxLayout(this, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS));
setBorder(BorderFactory.createTitledBorder("Random Selections"));

buttonGroup = new ButtonGroup();
for (String text : buttonText)
JRadioButton option = new JRadioButton(text);



What you can do is keep a list/array of all the radio buttons you create, and then set the selected by using the button group's setSelected() method, something like this

buttonGroup.setSelected(buttonsArray[randomButtonNum].getModel(), true);