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JFileChooser Question

D R Wilkinson
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Joined: Oct 29, 2004
Posts: 51
When I create a JFileChooser to save files with, the "Create New Folder" button is always disabled.

How do I enable this button?

Also, why is this button enabled on the open file version? I don't understand why a user would want to create a new folder in order to open an existing file as that file must be stored within a folder... or am I missing something.


Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 39541
Check out the setFileSelectionMode method; it does what you're looking for.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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