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Are Default Swing Models Thread-Safe?

Josh Britton
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I read in the Java Tutorial that "most Swing object methods are not 'thread safe.'" Does that include default Swing Models? In other words, if I am, er, 'in,' a non-EDT thread and I call a method that updates a model, do I need to wrap the call in EventQueue.invokeLater?

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Brian Cole
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Originally posted by Josh Britton:
I read in the Java Tutorial that "most Swing object methods are not 'thread safe.'" Does that include default Swing Models? In other words, if I am, er, 'in,' a non-EDT thread and I call a method that updates a model, do I need to wrap the call in EventQueue.invokeLater?



Most of the swing models are not thread safe. Were you to update a model on a non-EDT thread, the events would likely be fired on a non-EDT thread too, which can be bad.


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Josh Britton
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