am trying to populate a JComboBox named choices from an external file. I have the import/read portion working because if I add System.out.println(name[ i ]); to the code it will print the contents of the file on the screen. Is the code below correct to populate the box? I get an error code of "cannot find symbol" with eiter get or setText.
download a copy of the api docs, and you'll find (in JComboBox)
a method public void addItem(Object anObject)
a constructor with an array as a parameter public JComboBox(Object items) "Creates a JComboBox that contains the elements in the specified array. By default the first item in the array (and therefore the data model) becomes selected. "
Joined: Jun 30, 2005
ok I am still lost here can someone edit this example from Sun to give me a better idea of what I am doing wrong? I can make it pull the data but not fill a combobox.
Joined: Jun 09, 2003
I'm not sure what you're trying to do.
You have an editable comboBox, so I'm guessing you want the edited, or new, value to be added to the drop-down list (when [enter] is hit)