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JFileChooser only runs once from GET method

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Although the JFileChooser code runs fine (over and over) as a regular Java application, when I put that code into a REST service, it only runs once. That is, the dialog only comes up the first time I hit the URL.

The URL code in the service itself is this:

Which instantiates this class:

Called, like this:



The first time I start the service, I see the JFileChooser dialog and it returns the file selected.

Second and subsequent tries to invoke the same URL, I get a FileChooser[,0,0,0x0,invalid] error in the debugger.

Any ideas what's going on?

Trying to just add a simple file picker to a web service that's called by a third-party application.


- mike
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It appears from my research after the posting above that JFileChooser will hang due to bugs under different circumstances. In the case above, it would only run once then hang.

However, I found a posting, here:

that has an AWT workaround using File Dialog, which works perfectly every time!


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