adding two component in single cell in jtable

Posted on 2002-04-14
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
I need to add a textfield and a button in a single cell of jtable ( something like a textfield with browse button).

Please help me with code snippet to achieve this.

Question by:vibhav
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Expert Comment

ID: 6941163
How are you adding one component to a table cell?

Expert Comment

ID: 6941319
Add a JPanel containing those two components.

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Ovi earned 50 total points
ID: 6941373
Here is the code :

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.table.*;

public class Test extends JFrame {
  public Test() {

  private void init() {
    setSize(600, 400);
    setLocation(250, 200);
    getContentPane().setLayout(new BorderLayout());
    JTable table = new JTable();
    Object[][] data = new Object[5][3];
    for(int i = 0; i<5; i++) {
      for(int j = 0; j<3; j++) {
        data[i][j] = ("Data [" + i + ", " + j + "]");
    Object[] columns = new Object[3];
    columns[0] = "Column 0";
    columns[1] = "Column 1";
    columns[2] = "Column 2";
    table.setModel(new DefaultTableModel(data, columns));
    Class c1 = table.getColumnClass(0);
    Class c2 = table.getColumnClass(1);
    Class c3 = table.getColumnClass(2);
    table.setDefaultRenderer(c1, new X());
    table.setDefaultRenderer(c2, new X());
    table.setDefaultRenderer(c3, new X());
    getContentPane().add(new JScrollPane(table), BorderLayout.CENTER);

  class X extends JPanel implements TableCellRenderer {
    private JTextField tf = new JTextField(10);
    private JButton b = new JButton("Button");
    public X() {
      tf.setMargin(new Insets(0, 0, 0, 0));
      b.setMargin(new Insets(0, 0, 0, 0));

    public Component getTableCellRendererComponent(JTable t,
    Object value, boolean selected, boolean hasFocus, int row, int col) {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    (new Test()).setVisible(true);

Note : in order to see the desired components on the table, you must load them as default renderers for desired columns. If you want some editable fields coresponding to thowse you must implement and substitute also the cell editor.

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