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Jude Fawly
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Joined: Dec 01, 2004
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how can i limit the jfilechooser to search only in a specific folder nothing more?


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Michael Dunn
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
Posts: 4632
you can hide/disable the navigation buttons and the combobox, but subfolders
will show.

might be easier to use a JList populated with listFiles() filtered by isFile()
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

Have you tried providing it with a FileFilter that only accepts files (not subdirectories) in that directory?
Michael Dunn
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
Posts: 4632
Hi Doc,

yep, that works - didn't even cross my mind (a short trip!)
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: JFileChooser
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