TextArea capacity.

Should be an easy one for someone:
What does the capacity of a textarea depend on? If and when it becomes full what are the suggested routes of action?
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krakatoaAsked:
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amswainCommented:
You can pass the rows and columns allowable into the constructor of a JTextArea.
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objectsCommented:
the max length of a String I would suspect, which I think is Integer.MAX_VALUE. Hopefully you should not approach that limit :)
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krakatoaAuthor Commented:
Before approaching MAXVALUEs, is there likely to be any effect on the practical size limit due to local machine conditions for e.g.?
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RayGunCommented:
I'm pretty sure TextArea has a 32bit storage area, wich should be plenty. As far as I know there is no effect on the practical size limit due to local machine conditions either.
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krakatoaAuthor Commented:
As near as that.
Thanks
K.
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objectsCommented:
> is there likely to be any effect on the practical size
> limit due to local machine conditions

I would suspect your app would get slower as the amout of text increased.
And you'll probably eventually run out of memory.

Thanks for the points.

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