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Setting a filename filter in Filedialog

krish chandru
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Joined: Apr 27, 2001
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I need to create a File dialog that shows only the available directories in the drive and not any files. Can i achieve this using the File Name filter ? if yes, Please let me know how i can do this !
Marilyn de Queiroz
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What about

boolean isDirectory()
Tests whether the file denoted by this abstract pathname is a directory.

in the File class?


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krish chandru
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Yes , using isDirectory i can very well confirm a directory but i need to set a filter in the filedialog itself so that i can restrict the user to the level of directories. The user can select only the directory and cant descend to the file structure level.
whenever a user clicks the browse button he should be shown only the available directories and not the files !
Peter den Haan
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Originally posted by krish chandru:
Yes , using isDirectory i can very well confirm a directory but i need to set a filter in the filedialog itself [...]
What is your filter but an object that confirms directories? Have a look at the FileFilter class, it'll take you all of five minutes to do.
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