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Tabbing from a JComboBox inside JTable

Joe Vigor
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Joined: Nov 05, 2001
Posts: 7
I have a JComboBox inside a JTable. When it has editing focus, it takes me two tabs to traverse to the next cell.
All my other cell editors based on JTextField are working fine. I did have to extend JTextField and set isManagingFocus on the JTextField to true.
I have tried this with the JComboBox as well as creating my own JComboBox editor using the extended JTextField with no luck.
Can anyone help? Thanks.
eric moon
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Joined: Nov 26, 2000
Posts: 133
You might try adding a keyListener to the combo box. When it sees a tab it could call stopEditing() on the table, and send the tab onto the table. Don't know if that would work. Or you could kludge it to send out a second tab event....
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Joe Vigor
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Joined: Nov 05, 2001
Posts: 7
I so far have been unable to catch a tab key in a JComboBox. I tried adding listeners to the components, but to no avail for the Tab key.
 
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