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Lookup functionality in JEditorPane

Mahesh Kedari
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Joined: Nov 28, 2009
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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?

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Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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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.

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Mahesh Kedari
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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.
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