Two Laptop Bag
The moose likes Swing / AWT / SWT and the fly likes JFileChooser Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Java Interview Guide this week in the Jobs Discussion forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Swing / AWT / SWT
Bookmark "JFileChooser " Watch "JFileChooser " New topic


donepudi madhu

Joined: Sep 25, 2002
Posts: 11
Can we select a directory from a JFileChooser and read the contents of the directory file by file? If so please tell me how.
Nathan Pruett

Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 4121


Make sure you make directories selectable in JFileChooser by calling setFileSelectionMode( JFileChooser.DIRECTORIES_ONLY ), and setting an appropriate FileFilter (one that only returns true if file.isDirectory() ) using setFileFilter( FileFilter ).

Once you get a selection back from the JFileChooser, you can call file.list() to get a String array of file names, or file.listFiles() to get a File array.

Write once, run anywhere, because there's nowhere to hide! - /. A.C.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: JFileChooser
jQuery in Action, 3rd edition