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JTextArea and Tab problem

Ranganath Junpal
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
Posts: 76
i am having a problem with JTextArea. when i say tab it just gives a Tab space instead of focusing the next component.
Secondly i want to know how to wrap text in JTextArea..

please let know..

sammaiah kyatham
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 104
Whenever you type tab, It will focus some other component. That's the existing functionality. If you want space you should override the existing functionality of the component. add keyAdapter to your text area and capture tab key event and do whatever you want.

regarding wrapping of text, just have lookat java API

setLineWrap(true) method helps you to wrap the text.

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