I wanted to design a text editor using JEditorPane with hint functionality.
It should display hints, the way IDEs (netbeans, eclipse) show the hint for code.
I am not sure if JEditorPane is a good choice for this requirement. I tried to google it, but didnt a good result.
Can anyone please suggest an approach or any link which will explain this functionaliy?
Do you mean a tool tip? If so, JComponent has two methods called getToolTipText. One of those takes a MouseEvent from which you can determine where the tooltip should be displayed. Subclass JEditorPane to override this method.
Thanks a lot Rob for response.
Rob, I am not sure if its a tooltip component.
I am talking about the hint list which come in most of the IDEs when we type some text in its editor. We get a list of choice starting with the text we have entered.
This hint list is displayed irrespective of any mouse event.