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To have only one JFrame at a time

John Meurig
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Joined: Apr 28, 2004
Posts: 5
I've got a JButton in JFrame A, which when clicked generates JFrame B. If I click the JButton again, I get two copies of JFrame B.

Is there a way to check for the existing JFrame, and to bring it into focus?
Timo von Oertzen
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 6
Hi John,

I would do the following: Add a field "JFrame actualB" in the class of JFrame A, and initialize it to null. If the Button is pressed, check whether actualB is null; if so, create B and store it in actualB. If not, call "actualB.toFront()". Code looks somehow like:

If (actualB==null) actualB = new JFrameB();
else actualB.toFront();


Hope it helps,

Timo
Gary Down
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Joined: Apr 09, 2004
Posts: 46
or a simple boolean switch to do the same.
John Meurig
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 28, 2004
Posts: 5
Thanks Timo and Gary, it works fine right now
Had to add window listeners to reset the JFrame actualB to null when
it was closed, otherwise it wouldn't work afterward.
 
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