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Finding files

Martin Vietor
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Joined: Oct 31, 2008
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Hi everyone,

as usual I am sure you will be able to help my unsolvable problem in one line

I would likt to load some csv-file data. There are several files, I would like the user to be able to choose one. Is there a way to read which files are in a folder without knowing the names? Basically like any Windows application. Click "Open", get a list of files, choose one, it gets loaded.

Thanks, M

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Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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Check out which methods has for listing (hint, hint) the contents of a folder.

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Lester Burnham

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 1337
That's what java.awt.FileDialog and javax.swing.JFileChooser do. If you want to roll your own, then new File("dir").listFiles() would come in handy.
Martin Vietor
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Joined: Oct 31, 2008
Posts: 40
Thanks a bunch, both are exactly the answers I was looking for
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