How do I handle JFrame window events?

This example show you how to handle JFrame window events such as windowOpened, windowClosing, windowClosed, etc. For handling these events we need to add a WindowListener listener to the JFrame instance. Here we use the WindowAdapter abstract class and implement the method which event we want to handle.

package org.kodejava.swing;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.SwingUtilities;
import javax.swing.WindowConstants;
import java.awt.event.WindowAdapter;
import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;

public class WindowListenerDemo extends JFrame {
    public WindowListenerDemo() {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(() -> new WindowListenerDemo().setVisible(true));

    private void initializeComponent() {
        setSize(500, 500);
        setTitle("Window Listener");

        this.addWindowListener(new WindowAdapter() {
            // Invoked when a window has been opened.
            public void windowOpened(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Opened Event");

            // Invoked when a window is in the process of being closed.
            // The close operation can be overridden at this point.
            public void windowClosing(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Closing Event");

            // Invoked when a window has been closed.
            public void windowClosed(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Close Event");

            // Invoked when a window is iconified.
            public void windowIconified(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Iconified Event");

            // Invoked when a window is de-iconified.
            public void windowDeiconified(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Deiconified Event");

            // Invoked when a window is activated.
            public void windowActivated(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Activated Event");

            // Invoked when a window is de-activated.
            public void windowDeactivated(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Deactivated Event");

            // Invoked when a window state is changed.
            public void windowStateChanged(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window State Changed Event");

            // Invoked when the Window is set to be the focused Window, which means
            // that the Window, or one of its sub components, will receive keyboard
            // events.
            public void windowGainedFocus(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Gained Focus Event");

            // Invoked when the Window is no longer the focused Window, which means
            // that keyboard events will no longer be delivered to the Window or any of
            // its sub components.
            public void windowLostFocus(WindowEvent e) {
                System.out.println("Window Lost Focus Event");

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