How do I set the JTable’s selection mode?

There are three selection modes available in the JTable component. The selection mode can be a single selection, a single interval selection or a multiple interval selection. To set the selection mode we call the JTable.setSelectionMode() method and pass one of the following value as the parameter:

  • ListSelectionModel.SINGLE_SELECTION
  • ListSelectionModel.SINGLE_INTERVAL_SELECTION
  • ListSelectionModel.MULTIPLE_INTERVAL_SELECTION
package org.kodejava.example.swing;

import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.table.AbstractTableModel;
import java.awt.*;

public class TableSelectionModeDemo extends JPanel {
    public TableSelectionModeDemo() {
        initializePanel();
    }

    private void initializePanel() {
        this.setLayout(new BorderLayout());

        JTable table = new JTable(new PremiereLeagueTableModel());

        // Settings table selection mode. We can use the following
        // three constants to define the selection mode.
        //
        // - ListSelectionModel.SINGLE_SELECTION
        // - ListSelectionModel.SINGLE_INTERVAL_SELECTION
        // - ListSelectionModel.MULTIPLE_INTERVAL_SELECTION
        table.setSelectionMode(ListSelectionModel.MULTIPLE_INTERVAL_SELECTION);

        JScrollPane pane = new JScrollPane(table);
        this.add(pane, BorderLayout.CENTER);
        this.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(500, 150));
    }

    public static void showFrame() {
        JPanel panel = new TableSelectionModeDemo();
        panel.setOpaque(true);

        JFrame frame = new JFrame("JTable Single Selection");
        frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(WindowConstants.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        frame.setContentPane(panel);
        frame.pack();
        frame.setVisible(true);
    }

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                TableSelectionModeDemo.showFrame();
            }
        });
    }

    class PremiereLeagueTableModel extends AbstractTableModel {
        // TableModel's column names
        private String[] columnNames = {
            "TEAM", "P", "W", "D", "L", "GS", "GA", "GD", "PTS"
        };

        // TableModel's data
        private Object[][] data = {
            { "Liverpool", 3, 3, 0, 0, 7, 0, 7, 9 },
            { "Tottenham", 3, 3, 0, 0, 8, 2, 6, 9 },
            { "Chelsea", 3, 3, 0, 0, 8, 3, 5, 9 },
            { "Watford", 3, 3, 0, 0, 7, 2, 5, 9 },
            { "Manchester City", 3, 2, 1, 0, 9, 2, 7, 7 }
        };

        public int getRowCount() {
            return data.length;
        }

        public int getColumnCount() {
            return columnNames.length;
        }

        public Object getValueAt(int rowIndex, int columnIndex) {
            return data[rowIndex][columnIndex];
        }
    }
}

JTable Selection Mode Demo

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