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jonas okwara
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I don't want to use the JOptionPane.showInputDiag method to input a username. How else can I do this from within my main class ? I have tried inner class without any success

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Gregg Bolinger
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How else do you want to do this? Is this a GUI application? Would you prefer getting the username from the console? Can you be more specific with your question?


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jonas okwara
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To be explicit, I am doing a GUI application with a "start" button among others. Once the "start" button is clicked, another gui jumps out and asks for a username and subject. I have done this with a JOptionPane method but wish I could be more expressive with another frame. however this has proved to be difficult.


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Gregg Bolinger
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The easiest thing to do is create a JDialog. It's basically a JFrame that can be modal (when it's open, the other application frames are inaccessable). You can add any component to it that you want, just like a JFrame.

Take a look at the Dialog tutorial on Sun's Swing Tutorial. It will show you how to use the JDialog class.
Michael Dunn
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Here's something to play around with (it's rough)

jonas okwara
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Remember to be nice to people on your way up for you might meet them on your way down

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