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How to update JLabel of parent JFrame?

Posted on 2002-03-08
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I have a JFrame which I call MainDesktop and to which I add a desktopPane for holding JInternalFrames.

desktop = new JDesktopPane();
msgLabel = new JLabel(" ", JLabel.LEFT);

container = this.getContentPane();
container.add(desktop, BorderLayout.CENTER);
container.add(msgLabel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

One of these JInternalFrames is a LoginFrame. When someone enters an invalid userid/password, I want to display a message in msgLabel of the parent frame MainDesktop. How do I update the label?

TIA
SK Bali





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Well, if you pass a reference of MainDesktop to your LoginFrame you can call a method in MainDesktop from LoginFrame (say, setLabelText(String text)) that merely calls msgLabel.setText(text).  I think that'll do what you want.
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by:maggari
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If both the frames are local to a class, make the msgLabel global or else if both frames are separate classes themselves, then do what mzimmer74 suggested. This should help.
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by:SKBali
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Thanks for your help.
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