catch child compent's key events from container?

Posted on 2002-06-13
Last Modified: 2010-03-31
   I have a JPanel which contain some image JLabels.
How can I add a key listener to JPanel that catch
key events even JLabels
is in focus.

Question by:xzhang4
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by:Jim Cakalic
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According to the javadoc, JLabel cannot get the keyboard focus. Do you have some sample code that doesn't work as you had expected?


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ID: 7076307
OK.  I am wrong.   How about JPanel contain some JButtons.
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Try getting the input map as follows:

InputMap map = panel.getInputMap(JComponent.WHEN_ANCESTOR_OF_FOCUSED_COMPONENT);

Add add your input action to this map.
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