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Trouble with return value from a JDialog

Jason Guyton
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Joined: Apr 15, 2010
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I thought I had this one working, but seems I've honked it up.

I'm trying to popup a window that displays the list of available players. The user clicks a name on the list, some text fields on the right fill in with the selected plyaer's info. This all works fine. The getSelectedIndex method works fine for those text fields. But I can't seem to return that index when the user clicks the Select button. Seems like it's something really simple I'm overlooking.



Also, it seems like the PlayerPicker method returns a value to the parent before the input is given. It pops the window up, but then it doesn't wait for the return from initGUI. I thought setting modal to true would fix that.
Michael Dunn
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> Seems like it's something really simple I'm overlooking.

initGUI() returns immediately (there's no setVisible(..) in the code), so
int indx = initGUI();
is determined prior to any selection
Jason Guyton
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OK, I stuck this.setVisible(true) in at the bottom, right above the return statement of initGUI. It returns the proper value now. But, when I click the select button, the window doesn't go away. If I hit it again, it disappears and does what I want. In fact, I can select a different player from the list before the second click on Select and it still returns the original value. Odd behavior for a button that has dispose() as it's only function.
Michael Dunn
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sounds like in the code you're not showing you have another setVisible(true) (perhaps the original)
that simply re-shows the dialog after it is initially disposed (very quickly, and you wouldn't notice it)

Jason Guyton
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Michael Dunn wrote:sounds like in the code you're not showing you have another setVisible(true) (perhaps the original)
that simply re-shows the dialog after it is initially disposed (very quickly, and you wouldn't notice it)


You are good. I had a setVisible in the parent class, not sure why I did that. All is good now. Thank you very much. Now my last hurdle is the JTable. But, I'm gonna try to code it up from scratch and see what happens.
 
 
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