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Delete last character appended in TextArea

 
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Hi, I'm using a non-editable TextArea and I need to delete the last character appended, I've tried using get/setCaretPosition, but the cursor in the TextArea is always located at 0.
The only input I have used for the TextArea is: textarea.append(string)
Hope someone can help..
Thanks
 
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Sorry if you have already tried this:
Have you tried to delete the last character of the last string before appending it?
HTH,
 
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ok. lets see, i thought of these two ways although there may be better ones:
1) if you have a TextArea (AWT) you can use the method getText() to get all the text in the TextArea as a String, and then use String methods to delete the last char and set back the text in the text area using setText(String x);
2) if its JTextArea (SWING) then you can get the document using the function getDocument(). then activate this function on the Documnet: getEndPosition() which return an object of Position. use the fucntion getOffSet to get the int offest for the documnet and then ! (finally ) append the new text at the offset position -1 .
 
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