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JTextField with a DefaultStyledDocument

Jared Cope
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Joined: Aug 18, 2004
Posts: 243

I want to use a default styled document with a JTextField in order to implement a spellchecker and make incorrect words turn red.

I have this working on a JTextPane, but for some reason I can not get the red style to work with a JTextField.

It is like the fancy styles are getting ignored by the JTextField even though I have explicitly set it to use a DefaultStyledDocument as the data model.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Cheers, Jared.

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Craig Wood
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Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 1535
JTextField does not support styled content. The 'setDocument' method is used mainly for extensions of PlainDocument designed for input constraint (like the newer DocumentFilter) as shown in the api. JTextPane is the minimum choice for text styling.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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