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keyboard equivalent for buttons

 
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This seems like it would be a simple thing to do but after searching I couldn't find the solution I was looking for.

I would like to set keys on the keyboard to be the equivalent as pressing certain JButtons in my application. Could somebody help me out? Thanks.
 
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What are you using for your UI?
Swing/SWT/HTML?
 
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I am using Swing.
 
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Here you go
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/misc/keybinding.html

 
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Thank you! This looks like just what I need.
 
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You are welcome
 
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Swing related.
Moving to the correct forum.
 
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So I have to use an Action Object for what is invoked in the actionMap? They seem kind of complicated. Is there any way I could use an ActionListener instead of Action? Do you get what I mean? If it sounds like I am just trying to sidestep the work, I am. But really I just want a buttons action message to be fired to its action listeners whenever a key is pressed.
 
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You got two options.
1) Implement AbstractAction and share it between the actionMap and the button.
2) Setup your buttons with their listeners in the usual way. In the action map provide an action which in turn will programmatically click the desired button.

PS. If it is OK with your requirement, you can define the mnemonics for the buttons. Of course that would work only with the associated key like the Alt key on windows.
 
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Thankyou Maneesh, once again you've been a great help. I think I will go with the second option.
 
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