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i need to position my Caret

 
Ola Kesh
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Hi,
i have a project am currently working on and i have a code such as this:
JTextArea a = new JTextArea();
. . .
. . .
. . .
a.getText();
a.setText(null); // to reset the JTextArea

at the output, i realised the Caret is not set, i have to click the JTextArea b4 it is set.
please what should i do?
 
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I don't knwo whether this will sort out your problem, but try resetting your text to empty string rather than null. See whether that makes any difference.

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. . . and are there any methods in JTextArea or its superclasses like requestFocus() ? That might help, too. Have a look in the API, see what it says.

CR
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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