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Tab Key Fire Action Listener

Terry Tucker

Joined: Jan 21, 2013
Posts: 24


I am a greenhorn!

I am working on a simple GUI application. I want the tab key to generate an actionPerformed() event for my ActionListener. Also, I want the Enter key to perform the same action as the Tab key; that is, move focus to the next field. In other words, I want these two keys to be synonymous is their behaviour. Can you point me to a good example of how to do that?


Terry Lee Tucker
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Tony Docherty

Joined: Aug 07, 2007
Posts: 2839
I suggest you look into key bindings
I agree. Here's the link:
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