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Problem with JTextField

Anand Kumar Reddy

Joined: Jul 01, 2008
Posts: 6

When i enter some text into my JTextField, the first character gets selected and will be over written with the second character. i.e., i want to enter -5, but, when i type '-' it gets selected and when i type '5', this over writes the '-' and only '5' remains in the text field.

i tried the following code to fix this, but, is not working....

JTextField x = (JTextField) getEditorComponent();
if (null != x) {

Can some body help me how to solve this problem?


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Steven Wall

Joined: Nov 04, 2007
Posts: 22
Where is the code you posted located? Is it in an ActionListener registered with the JTextField? I haven't tested it, but it looks like that code would cause the behavior you are describing. Have you tried removing that code?

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