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Need help viewing text file in text area

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If I have a text file how do i view the contents in a text area?

I understand this:

(but x has to be a string?)

Do I have to convert a text file to string then to view it in this way?
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Hello Conrad,
you are right, you can just give .setText a String, as the documentation says:

void setText(String t)
Sets the text of this TextComponent to the specified text.

setText() is a method inherited from JTextComponent. There is method that's for you

void read(Reader in, Object desc)
Initializes from a stream.

I was just working on this too, so here is a snippet of my code:

In my case, I had Textfiles with special characters (for instance: catalan and romanian characters), so I needed Unicode/ UTF-8 encoding. The important class to process the encoding information is InputStreamReader. If you don't need it like this, you are done with:

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