Naming Conventions for GUI elements

 

Component Type

Naming Prefix

Example

JButton

btn

btnClickMe

JCheckBox

chk

chkTaxable

JRadioButton

rad

radChoice

ButtonGroup

grp

grpCoffeeType

JToggleButton

tgl

tglSelected

JComboBox

cbo

cboDropDown

JLabel

lbl

lblLastName

JTextField

txt

txtEntryField

JTextArea

txt

txtEntryArea

JTextPane

txt

txtEntryBox

JList

lst

lstChoiceList

JScrollPane

scr

scrHorizontalScrollPane

JMenu

mnu

mnuFileMenu

JSeparator

sep

sepSeparator1

 

If you donít see a prefix for the GUI widget you want to use, please suggest one to me by email [azs@bu.edu] and Iíll add it to the list.