Keylistener help!

jamesloi
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hi,
I am tring to add a key listener to my java 3D class by using this code

[code] public class SpinnerGame extends Applet implements KeyListener{  [/code]

But when i try to compile it says

[b] SpinnerGame is not abstract and does not override abstract method keyTyped(java.awt.event.KeyEvent) in java.awt.event.KeyListener [/b]

what does this mean??? it is so fustrating please can someone help
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Commented:
SpinnerGame has to implement these three public methods:

void keyPressed(KeyEvent e)
          Invoked when a key has been pressed.
 void keyReleased(KeyEvent e)
          Invoked when a key has been released.
 void keyTyped(KeyEvent e)
          Invoked when a key has been typed.
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Or you could create an inner class that extends KeyAdapter.

KeyAdapter is a convenience class that has "default" implementations of the key... methods.
CEHJ is right, but I just want to give you some more detail.

keyPressed is invoked when a key is pressed down.
keyReleased is invoked when a pressed key is let up.
keyTyped is invoked after a key has been pressed and released.

Only reason I went into more detail is because I've seen a lot of people rack their brains over the differences.
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