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JTree problem

Posted on 2003-03-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I have a JTree, custom TreeModel which implements TreeModel interface and a custom hierarchical data sturucture object. At the moment when my program modifies the hierarchical data , the JTree does not get updated. Can anyone please tell me how to solve this?


The following code is a fragment of my code.

class TreeProblem

   private JTree tree;
private MapData data; //Custom hierarchical  data

   public TreeProblem()

      // the root of the class tree is Object
      ObjectTreeModel trmodel = new ObjectTreeModel();
      tree = new JTree(trmodel);
      int mode = TreeSelectionModel.SINGLE_TREE_SELECTION;

    public void updatePanel()
    data.add("TEST"); //Updating the custom hierarchical data.

class ObjectTreeModel implements TreeModel

   private MapData root;
   private EventListenerList listenerList
      = new EventListenerList();
   public ObjectTreeModel()

      Sets the root to a given variable.
      @param v the variable that is being described by this tree
   public void setRoot(MapData v)
MapData oldRoot = v;
      root = v;

   public Object getRoot()
      return root;

   public int getChildCount(Object parent)
   if(parent instanceof MapData)
   return ((MapData)parent).getSymbolCollectionSize();
      return ((SymbolCollection)parent).getSize();

   public Object getChild(Object parent, int index)
   if(parent instanceof MapData)
   return ((MapData)parent).getSymbolCollection(index);
    return ((SymbolCollection)parent).get(index);


   public int getIndexOfChild(Object parent, Object child)
      int n = getChildCount(parent);
      for (int i = 0; i < n; i++)
         if (getChild(parent, i).equals(child))
            return i;
      return -1;

   public boolean isLeaf(Object node)
      return node instanceof ObjectMC;

   public void valueForPathChanged(TreePath path,
      Object newValue)

   public void addTreeModelListener(TreeModelListener l)
      listenerList.add(TreeModelListener.class, l);

   public void removeTreeModelListener(TreeModelListener l)
      listenerList.remove(TreeModelListener.class, l);

Question by:asukai
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 8060258
When you change the hierarchy in MapData in your updatePanel method, you don't propagate that change to the Model anywhere. So, the Model doesn't know that anything changed and doesn't notify the tree.

You should either rewrite updatePanel to go through a Model API (which would call data.add() and also fire a model change event), or have the MapData objects fire events to which the model can subscribe.

Author Comment

ID: 8063288
-> rewrite updatePanel to go through a Model API (which would call data.add() and also fire a model change event),

I am trying to do this but don't know how. Could you please tell me specifically how to do this? some pice of code would be very helpful.


Accepted Solution

ykaganov earned 320 total points
ID: 8068154
inside ObjectTreeModel:

  public void addChild(MapData parent, Object child)

In your code, never add child to MapData directly, always go through the model.dadChild()

- Eugene

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