Displaying file content.

Hi ,

I am very new to Java swings. No I am stuck in one prob.

After chooseing a file from showOpenDialog() I need to display the content of the file to user. How we can display the file content in swings ?

Please help me out.

Thanks
Raghava
raghava_dgAsked:
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CEHJConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use a JEditorPane and add it to your JFrame:


            JEditorPane pane = new JEditorPane();
            try {
                  pane.getEditorKit().read(new java.io.FileReader("yourFile.txt"), pane.getDocument(), 0);
            }
            catch (Exception e) {
                  e.printStackTrace();
            }
            getContentPane().add(pane, BorderLayout.CENTER);
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raghava_dgAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the quick help . but my main window in JPanel (inside that i have tabs) .
but getContentPane() is a method on JFrame .  how can I use this. my problem is a new window should pop up displating the file content . I am very new to swings . please help me out .
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Giant2Commented:
you could use JOptionPane:
JOptionPane.showInternalMessageDialog(frame, "information","information", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE);

or:
JDialog dialog = new JDialog();
//use what CEHJ suggest. Replace the last instruction with the following
dialog.getContentPane().add(pane,BorderLayout.CENTER);
dialog.show();


Bye, Giant.
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raghava_dgAuthor Commented:
thanks to both CEHJ and Giant2 . It worked out . I don't know how to share the points to both of you i will try it ..
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raghava_dgAuthor Commented:
hey , one more thing ....

is it possible to open the file depending on the file type ?
for example if its a xls the it should open in excell . can it be done?
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Giant2Commented:
sure, it could be done.
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