Multiple Buttons

Of course it's possible to have more than one button in an applet. Each button that's going to cause an action to be taken, needs to register at least one ActionListener object. Different buttons can register different ActionListener objects or they can share. ActionListeners for buttons can be of the same or different classes. If two buttons register the same ActionListener, you normally use the action command to distinguish between them.
import java.applet.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class TwoButtons extends Applet  {
   public void init() {
     // Construct the button
     Button beep = new Button("Beep Once");
     MultiBeepAction mba = new MultiBeepAction();

     // add the button to the layout

     Button beepTwice = new Button("Beep Twice");

class MultiBeepAction implements ActionListener {

  public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae) {

    int n;
    try {
      n = Integer.parseInt(ae.getActionCommand());
    catch (NumberFormatException e) {
      n = 1;
    Toolkit tk = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit();
    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) tk.beep();



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