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hotkeys in applets using awt

 
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I want to create a menu with hotkeys in applet using AWT only.
I have 2 frames , the top frame contains the applet(menu).I have used PopupMenu passing MenuShortcut in the conmstructor/calling the setShortcut method of MenuItem. Tho' it displays the short cut key in the PopupMenu( ctrl-C) but does nothing when the shortcut key is pressed.
I have added ActionListener to the MenuItem and it responds to mouseClicks properly.The problem is with the shortcut keys only.I want to use AWT only.
Please give me a viable solution preferably with example
The code is as folls.

(Edited by Cindy to format code)
[ October 08, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
 
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