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JTrayIcon: support Swing JPopupMenus for tray icons

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      x86, itanium
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      windows_xp

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      A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
      Tray icons in Mustang support showing a PopupMenu. By allowing to show a Swing JPopupMenu, we get additional features such as menu icons.

      A solution would be to create a JTrayIcon class that was a subclass of TrayIcon that added additional constructors to take in a JPopupMenu and perhaps even a custom component for rendering a status message. The JTrayIcon class could be in the javax.swing package tree, therefore there would be no AWT dependency on Swing.


      JUSTIFICATION :
      The ability to use a JPopupMenu for tray icons would provide additional functionality such as menu icons.


      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      A mouse listener could be registered with the tray icon that shows the JPopupMenu in a new window above the icon, however this involves additional work on the user's part.
      ###@###.### 2005-06-15 11:19:02 GMT

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              • Assignee:
                serb Sergey Bylokhov
                Reporter:
                jssunw Jitender S (Inactive)
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