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how to reach current JTextArea

ankit maini

Joined: Feb 08, 2011
Posts: 25

I have one tabbed Pane and 4 tabs say tab1,tab2,tab3 and tab4.
In these tabs scroll pane is there and each scroll pane has text areas. Now i want to get the text from current text area how to reach at current selected JTextArea ?
Martin Vajsar

Joined: Aug 22, 2010
Posts: 3718

The JTabbedPane class has methods to determine the currently selected pane (getSelectedComponent and getSelectedIndex). Several solutions are possible, eg. a JTextArea[] array with components corresponding to the individual panels (you'll initialize this array when constructing your frame), then using getSelectedIndex() method as an index into this array to get the current component.
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