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tabbing in JTable

lavanya subramanian
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 52
hi guys,
i have a JTable in one JInternal Frame and set of textfields in the second JInternal frame.when i hit a insert button ,a new row will be added to the JTable and after entering a value for that cell and if i hit tab key,the focus should go to the first text field in the second JInternal frame.
i have tried adding a Key Listener and if the event was from tab key do,
table.setNextFocusableComponent(jTextField1);
this is not setting the cursor to the textfield instead setting it to the next element in the table.
i have tried extending JTable and overridding the isFocusTraversable() method,with returning false, but this time it takes the focus from the table itself.
i don't want this to happen,what i want want is that the should be intial focus on the JTable and if the selected row and column is the last and hitting the tab key, the focus should go the second JInternal frame.

is it possible,if so how,
thanks in advance,
lavanya
Joe Gilvary
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Joined: May 11, 2001
Posts: 152
It sounds like you only want to change the normal
focus traversal when the user hits tab after they
insert.
How about watching for that tab as you did, but
actually setting the focus exactly where you want
it at that point, instead of calling
table.setNextFocusableComponent()?
HTH,
Joe
Originally posted by lavanya subramanian:

i have tried adding a Key Listener and if the event was from tab key do,
table.setNextFocusableComponent(jTextField1);
this is not setting the cursor to the textfield instead setting it to the next element in the table.
lavanya subramanian
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 52
hi Joe,
thanks for the reply,
actually the fixed the problem ,
i did jTextField1.requestFocus() when tab key is hit and it's working.
thanks a lot,
lavanya
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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