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Button keyboard event

Matthew Cohen

Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 1
I have a frame that contains a panel with a button.
How can I make it so that if the user presses enter, the button is automatically activated. If tried to no avail to requestFocus to the button.
Kris Philippaerts

Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 25
You have to catch the keypress. And it depends on the element that has the focus how to do this. If fact, you should add a KeyListener to all elements that can possibly have the focus.
The KeyListener should override the following methods:
void keyPressed(KeyEvent e)
Invoked when a key has been pressed.
void keyReleased(KeyEvent e)
Invoked when a key has been released.
void keyTyped(KeyEvent e)
Invoked when a key has
In the method keyPressed you can then check for an enter to be pressed.
Kris Philippaerts
I agree. Here's the link:
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