Show data in a textArea

Hi All,
 I have a demo  program below that runs exactly as I want it to with a
 System in and out, and now in the second program below I want to move up appearance
 wise to show textFields and textArea within a frame so that
 the user can type the needed input data in a TextField and the
 program show the output in the TextArea.
I think that maybe I have the necessary textfields to get user to enter the name and age but I cannot get the name and age to show into the text area.

I appreciate your help in this matter. This is not homework.


package systeminouttotxtfieldinout;


public class textSystemInOut {
  public textSystemInOut() {

  public static void main(String[] args) {

    InputStreamReader keyboard = new InputStreamReader(;
    BufferedReader input = new BufferedReader(keyboard);
    try {
      System.out.println("Enter your name  ");
      System.out.print(" ");
      String name = input.readLine();
      System.out.println("Your Age   ");
      String age = input.readLine();
      int iage = (int) Integer.parseInt(age);
      System.out.println("My Name is " + name + " and twice my Age Is  " +
                         iage * 2);
      System.out.println("Thank you");

    catch (Exception e) {
      System.out.println("error getting data");

package systeminouttotxtfieldinout;

import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.border.*;

public class framedTextFieldInOut
    extends JPanel {
  String name;
  String age;
  int iage;
  private BarPanel barPanel;
  public static JTextField nameField = null;
  public static JTextField ageField = null;
  public static JTextArea ShowInArea = null;

  private Action startAction = new AbstractAction("Process") {
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent displayData) {

  public framedTextFieldInOut() {
    setLayout(new BorderLayout());
    JPanel dataPane = new JPanel();
    barPanel = new BarPanel();
        BorderFactory.createLineBorder(getForeground(), 2));
    add(barPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    JPanel buttonPanel = new JPanel();
    add(buttonPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
    buttonPanel.add(new JButton(startAction));

    add(dataPane, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    dataPane.add(new JLabel("Name : "));

    nameField = new JTextField(10);
    nameField.addFocusListener(new FocusAdapter() {
      public void focusLost(FocusEvent e) {
        name = nameField.getText();

    dataPane.add(new JLabel("Age :  "));
    ageField = new JTextField(10);
    ageField.addFocusListener(new FocusAdapter() {
      public void focusLost(FocusEvent e) {
        age = ageField.getText();
        int iage = (int) Integer.parseInt(age);

    dataPane.add(new JLabel("Summary Report :"));
    dataPane.add(new JTextArea(10, 30));

    // Show ??????


  public static void main(String[] args) {

    javax.swing.JFrame frame = new JFrame();
    frame.setTitle("Conversion To Frame");
    frame.setBounds(200, 200, 350, 400);
    frame.getContentPane().add(new framedTextFieldInOut());
    try {
    catch (Exception e) {
    new framedTextFieldInOut();


class BarPanel
    extends JPanel {

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Hello friend;

You just need to create a JButton and set the action listener like :

JButton b1 = new JButton("Display");

 b1.addActionListener(new ActionListener()  {
  public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
     String s1 = nameField.getText();
     String s2 = ageField.getText();

     // If you want to append you can use this :
    // ShowInArea.append(""+s1+"\n\n"+s2);

Hope it helps . . .
delphi3Author Commented:
I tried to place it in several locations within the program.
And it had no benefit.

Can we assume there is already a button ("Process") that is on the above form and it sits there with no action. Can you please include it into your gift and then locate it within the program or is that not possible?


>> Can you please include it into your gift

     I'm not sure about your problem but here is a way on how you can add an image or
     .gif picture on a button.

    ImageIcon c1 = new ImageIcon("c:\yourfolder\your.gif");
    JButton b1 = new JButton();

// This codes will do the trick for your program :

 * Created by :
 * Copyright : 2003

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

public class Message extends JFrame {

    private JTextField f1, f2;
    private JTextArea t1;
    private JButton b1;

    public Message() {

        super("Text Sample . . .");

        JPanel p1 = new JPanel();
        JPanel p2 = new JPanel();

        JLabel l1 = new JLabel("Name : ");
        JLabel l2 = new JLabel("Age : ");

        f1 = new JTextField();
        f2 = new JTextField();

        t1 = new JTextArea();
        b1 = new JButton("Click to Test");

        p1.setLayout(new GridLayout(2,2));
        p1.add(l1); p1.add(f1);
        p1.add(l2); p1.add(f2);


        JScrollPane p3 = new JScrollPane(t1);

        this.getContentPane().add(p1, BorderLayout.NORTH);
        this.getContentPane().add(p3, BorderLayout.CENTER);
        this.getContentPane().add(p2, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

        b1.addActionListener(new ActionListener()  {

        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent h)
         String x = f1.getText();
         String y = f2.getText();

         t1.setText("Name : "+x+"\nAge : "+y);
         JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,"Test Finished !",
         "Message . . .",JOptionPane.WARNING_MESSAGE);

    public static void main(String args[]) {

        Message app = new Message();

         new WindowAdapter() {
            public void windowClosing( WindowEvent e )

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delphi3Author Commented:
Thanks so much. Great job!!!

Your gift solves my problem for this part of sloshing through the details. These details are trying to convert a program that makes a tcp  server and a tcp client that is constructed in a format using String name = input.readLine();and System.out.println(name); to a new framed version.

Thanks again.

:) Glad to help . . .
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