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Simplify Creating and Adding Menu Items

Simplify Creating and Adding Menu Items

When creating menu items and adding them to a menu, you can shorten your code by combining two steps into one. Instead of creating the menu item and adding it in separate steps, such as:

 Menu fileMenu = new Menu("File");MenuItem fileExitMenuItem = new MenuItem("Exit");fileMenu.add(fileExitMenuItem);

Take advantage of the fact that the add() method in the Menu class returns a reference to the item that added, which results in:

 Menu fileMenu = new Menu("File");MenuItem fileExitMenuItem = fileMenu.add(new MenuItem("Exit"));

This makes your code shorter and more readable, which can be a significant advantage if you have lots of menu items that you’re adding to menus.

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