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Updating a dialog while reading a file

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I have a dialog that starts up a new file reader object (that runs in a separate thread). That file reader object needs to update a textfield message box on the dialog as it progresses through the file. I tried  starting the dialog in new thread but the message box still doesn't update until the file reader object is done reading the file. Here's a code summary of what I have done:

Thread a;
Runnable run2 = new Runnable(){
    public void run(){
        //start up dialog that starts the file reader object (in another thread)
    }
};

a = new Thread(run2);
a.start();

Any ideas how I correctly update the textfield in the dialog from the different file reader object? Right now I pass a reference to the textfield to the file reader object.
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