Create JLabel with ImageIcon and text

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to create a JLabel with ImageIcon and text in it. Using ImageIcons and text in Labels, usually makes them self explanatory to the end user.

In short, to create a JLabel with ImageIcon and text, one should follow these steps:

  • Create a class that extends JFrame.
  • Create a new JLabel.
  • Create a new ImageIcon.
  • Use new JLabel("Java Code Geeks", icon, JLabel.CENTER) to set and align the Icon for the label.
  • Use new JLabel("Some text") to set the text of the JLabel.

Let’s see the code:

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.desktop;

import java.awt.FlowLayout;

import javax.swing.ImageIcon;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;

public class CreateJLabelWithImageIconAndText extends JFrame {

	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

	public CreateJLabelWithImageIconAndText() {

		// set flow layout for the frame
		this.getContentPane().setLayout(new FlowLayout());

		JLabel label1 = new JLabel("Java Code Geeks - Java Examples");

		ImageIcon icon = new ImageIcon("images/label.jpg");

		JLabel label2 = new JLabel(icon);

		JLabel label3 = new JLabel("Java Code Geeks", icon, JLabel.CENTER);

		// add labels to frame


	private static void createAndShowGUI() {

  //Create and set up the window.

  JFrame frame = new CreateJLabelWithImageIconAndText();

  //Display the window.





	public static void main(String[] args) {

  //Schedule a job for the event-dispatching thread:

  //creating and showing this application's GUI.

  javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

public void run() {





This was an example on how to create JLabel with ImageIcon and text.

Ilias Tsagklis

Ilias is a software developer turned online entrepreneur. He is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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