Lesson 12 - Graphic Clock in Java Swing - Form Design

In the previous lesson, Timer and SwingWorker in Java Swing, we learned to use Timer and SwingWorker. Today, we're going to create an application displaying an analog and digital clock, the user will be able to choose which one to display. We'll learn a lot of new things about rendering and try the JRadioButton, JButtonGroup, JPanel, and JCheckBox components.

Our app will look as follows:

An Analog Clock in Java Swing

Designing the Form

As always, let's start by designing the form. We'll create a new project named Clock. Let's add the following to the form:

  • 2x JPanel
  • 3x JRadioButton
  • 1x JButtonGroup
  • 1x JCheckBox


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In this tutorial, we'll design a Java Swing form for an analog clock and prepare the core logic to render the clock hands on Graphics.

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