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hi all...

this question is regasrding swings....

wut i wana do is...
i want to show a messagebox (JOptionPane.showOptionDialog())
with two buttons (OK,DETAILS)
i wana show some errors and if user clicks DETAILS an hidden window should pop up at bottom of these button and will show appropiate details.

iam unable to think how to do this
can  u ppl guide....
right now when user click DETAILS, then current error window disappears n i show new messagebox with one button(OK)

but actually i dont want tht original messagebox to go click on DETAILS should enlarge tht messagebox showing details
and second click should hide it

you must have noticed same in windows as in VB etc its easy

can u pls guide me how can this be done using java

if u r not able to get the question i can explain in more detial

Regards
Harpreet
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by:zzynx
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This is a rough little snippet that does what you want. Up to you to make it nicer.

        JPanel panel = new JPanel();
        panel.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
        panel.add(new JLabel("Some error message"), BorderLayout.NORTH);
        JTextArea textArea = new JTextArea("Details about the error\n\rMore Details...");
        boolean detailsVisible = false;
        Object[] options = { "OK", "DETAILS" };
        int choice = 1;
        while (choice==1) {
            choice = JOptionPane.showOptionDialog(null, panel, "Title",
                JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION, JOptionPane.QUESTION_MESSAGE, null, options, options[1] ) ;
            if (choice==1) {
                if (detailsVisible)
                    panel.remove(textArea);
                else
                    panel.add(textArea, BorderLayout.CENTER);
                detailsVisible = !detailsVisible;
            }
        }
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by:Harpreet79
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hi buddy
i have tried the example it is much better than wut i was doing
but a little more effort is required actually here pressing DETAILS show the JTextField message under the previous message
right na!!!!!!

but i wana tht below the 2 button the details part should be shown
means how can i expand the box from bottom to show details there

if u have some example for tht pls let me know

thanx
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by:zzynx
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>> but i wana tht below the 2 button the details part should be shown
Than you'll need to completely make your own panel.
Using JOptionPane doesn't allow you to place something under that buttons.
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zzynx earned 75 total points
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That shouldn't be too difficult.
The base idea is in the code I gave you:
add/remove an extra component in your panel whenever you press <Details>
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by:Mayank S
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Adding/ removing the component could be costly. What you could do is - keep a text-area for displaying the details, and make it invisible/ visible based on whether the user wishes to see the details or not. When you make it invisible, decrease the height of your container and when you make it visible, increase it back to its original height.

Mayank.
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by:zzynx
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>> Adding/ removing the component could be costly.
???
Adding/removing one simple component?
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by:Mayank S
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Well, just that adding/ removing a text-area is still expensive than just making it visible/ invisible.... nothing else ;-)
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by:zzynx
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Thanks for accepting.
This keeps us answering your future questions too.
:°)
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