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activating menu items

Ronald Pruitt
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Joined: Jan 15, 2001
Posts: 32
I have built a file menu with three buttons
Save as
they show up fine but now how do i get them to work. this is for a program I'm trying to write that will open a blank file for NEW
open an existing file from a directory for OPEN and save a newly formed file in the SAVE AS function. Currently I add an action to the menu items with a simple item.addActionListener(this); call but I don't think that will work to get them to do what I want.
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
This is the code to clear some fields on a GUI. Try adding it like this (course all the GUI variables are defined elsewhere:
btnClear = new Button("Clear");
btnClear.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {

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Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Hi Ronald,
I'm going to move this over to the Java Beginner's forum since it's not directly related to Certification Study.


Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
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Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
I agree. Here's the link:
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