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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.

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