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Focussing a TextField

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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
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Hi,

I've written an AWT Frame with text fields and buttons. On pressing the "Clear" button, I want the text fields to be cleared and the cursor should return to the first text field. I've done clearing the text fields. But how do I return the cursor to the first text field?

Here is my code so far:

Thanks & Regards,
Babu Rajendran
[ February 18, 2007: Message edited by: Babu Rajendran ]
Campbell Ritchie
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Morning . . .

Please use the "code" button before sumbitting code; it makes it easier to read.

I tried it and as you say the fields cleared.
Not sure about the cursor going back to field 1, but try requesting the focus to the TextField. Go through the TextField API and you should find a suitable method, requestFocus().

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Hi Campbell,

Thanks a lot! As you've mentioned, I found the requestFocus() method in the Component class. I'm now able to bring the cursor back to the textfield.

Thanks,
Babu
Campbell Ritchie
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