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Adding a KeyListener to a JLabel?

Josh Rodrigues

Joined: Apr 14, 2010
Posts: 17
Well, I'm making a game and I'm trying to add a KeyListener to a JLabel which contains an ImageIcon. Every time I press the up, down, right or left arrow key, they print out what I want it to print out, but do not do the action I wish for them to perform. Here's my code:

I tried adding the requestFocus() method and a few different ways of creating the keyPressed(KeyEvent e) method. Help is appreciated. Thanks.
Olivier Legat
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Joined: Nov 17, 2007
Posts: 176

Hello Josh,

I don't see why anything should happen other than printing the text. In the keyPressed methods you are incrementing/decrementing the variables xPos and yPos, which are not ever used locally (other than in keyPressed). Unless these variables are used elsewhere, these variations are useless.

I agree. Here's the link:
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