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Old December 21st, 2003, 09:39 PM
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Default ItemListener problem.

I am pretty new to Java, so there is probably a simple answer to this one...

The thing is that I have made a class that extends the JPanel class, and I wanted to make it as broad as abstract as possible...
class JComponentPanel extends JPanel
    public JComponentPanel(JComponent[] coms, EventListener[] listener, int alignment, int[] mnemonic, int fill1, int fill2)
        setLayout(new FlowLayout(alignment, fill1, fill2));
        for(int i = 0; i < coms.length; i++)
            if(coms[i].getClass().toString().equals("class javax.swing.JCheckbox"))
            if(coms[i].getClass().toString().equals("class javax.swing.JButton"))
My first problem was to figure out which type of JComponent I had to process, and I fixed this using the getClass method, which seems kindof a hack. Is there another way to do this!?

Then my other problem is the assignement of Listeners. Since I am passing an EventListener array to the constructor, I have to typecast the listeners before adding them. This is actually working for the ActionListener, but not for the ItemListener...!? Why!?

The setMnemonic does not work for the JCheckBox either!

Hope you can help!? Thanks!


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Old February 10th, 2004, 01:43 AM
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In fact it is simple. The listener is of type EventListener, EventListener is a superclass, or actually a super interface of ActionListener. But ItemListener is in a totally different package, and don't inherit from EventListener, so can't cast it. Maybe you can do it by giving the listener the type of Object, then maybe it is possible to downcast it.

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no the actionlistener and itemlistener are in same package and they are inherited from eventlistener
but i didnt find the problem in your code if you can specify how it not working,
is it compile time error or runtime error.

fo the first point you can use instrancof to know the type ofclass
coms[i] instanceof JCheckbox
or you can use getClass().getNamr()


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