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How do I use a popup box in Java?

Thomas Knight
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Joined: Feb 08, 2003
Posts: 33
I am sure that Java must have something equvilant to VBs input box, where a pop up box appears after some action and there is a textfield where the user can type some text. I looked in the list of Swing components and did not find anything off hand, anybody know? I want to be able to take what the user types in this popup box and use it in my code for processing. Thanks.
Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
Posts: 3451
Hi Thomas,
Take a look at JOptionPane and JDialog. JOptionPane provides a variety of static methods to create popup dialogs on the fly.
Michael Morris


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Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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A simple example of what Michael was talking about:


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