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Disabling a JPanel and all it's components

Tanveer Rameez
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Joined: Dec 11, 2000
Posts: 158
Hi
I am having a problem. Let me explain by simplifying the GUI to a simple frame in which I have a JCheckbox and a JPanel mypanel.
mypanel has a Textfield tf,JComboBox cmb as it's components.
So now if I deselect the JCheckbox, all the components in the mypanel should be disabled. I used a code like:
[code]
mycheckbox.addActionListener(new ActionListener()
{
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae)
{
if(mycheckbox.isSelected())
mypanel.setEnabled(true);
else
mypanel.setEnabled(false);
}
});
[code]
but the components inside the panels are not disabled. In my actual program I have a large number of different kinds of components in mypanel.So disabling/enabling each of them on each actionPerformed of the mycheckbox will be laborious. Isn't there any way by which I can disable/enable the mypanel to disable/enable all the components in it?
regards
Tanveer


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Gregg Bolinger
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Ok, here is what to do.



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Tanveer Rameez
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Joined: Dec 11, 2000
Posts: 158
hi
thanks for the help. Gee, I forgot about that method. I should have looked at the APIs but that never crossed my mind.
thanks again.
Regards
Tanveer
 
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