JTextField upper left corner

Posted on 2004-10-24
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Hi Experts!!
How can i start writing into a JTextField from the uper left Corner, and keep APPENDING?

Question by:komlaaa
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    Expert Comment

    What do you mean? Sorry.
    Could you elaborate a bit more? :)

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    Expert Comment

    The simplest way remains:
    void append(String text)
         textfield.setText(textfield.getText() + text);

    You might design a strategy to add newlines as <BR>  (HTML code).
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    Accepted Solution

    It might be better to use a different component, such as JTextArea for larger amounts of text
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    Assisted Solution

    I think it's better to work on the Document.
    This way you don't need to set the entire text anytime you want to append something.
    You just append what you need to append to the Document.
    It should be much more efficient.

        JTextField myJTextField = new JTextField();
        Document myDocument = myJTextField.getDocument();

        myDocument.insertString(myDocument.getEndPosition().getOffset()-1, "hello ", null);
        myDocument.insertString(myDocument.getEndPosition().getOffset()-1, "cruel ", null);
        myDocument.insertString(myDocument.getEndPosition().getOffset()-1, "world ", null);

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