Need keys to perform action, and not edit text in a JTextField
Posted on 2001-07-12
I have a JTextField with several components. When the JTextField has focus I would like to use the <->, <+>, <Ins>, <Del>, keys as hot keys on buttons. I have the funcionality correct for the hotkeys, however when I type the <->, <+>, <Ins>, <Del> it is adds or deletes the JTextField text first. I would like to disable the <->, <+>, <Ins>, <Del> keys from changing the text in the JTextField and only use them for the keyListner to perform the methods of the buttons.
I feel like there should be an included method to do this.
I could change the JTextField to different type text object if I can find something that works better.
I would appreciate any help.