selectAll() in JTable field

Hi !

Just wanted to know how to select the entire field of a JTable when the user single clicks the field.

I've started to write a mouse listener but got stuck :

table.addMouseListener(new MouseListener() {
      public void mouseClicked(MouseEvent e){
       
      }
      public void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e){

      }
      public void mouseExited(MouseEvent e){

      }
      public void mousePressed(MouseEvent e){

      }
      public void mouseReleased(MouseEvent e){
        if(table.isCellEditable(table.getSelectedRow(),table.getSelectedColumn())){
           //What now?
        }
      }

    }
    );

Can I do it like this? If not, how can I do it then?

I don't know if it is important but the field holds a float value and I need to keep the validation.
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
Use

   ((DefaultCellEditor)yourTable.getCellEditor()).setClickCountToStart(1);
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
So, you have to tell your table cell editor that it has to become active at one click (which is default 2, I believe)
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b_locoAuthor Commented:
Your solution, with a minor alteration, solved one of my problems:
((DefaultCellEditor)yourTable.getDefaultEditor(Float.class)).setClickCountToStart(1);
If I used getCellEditor() it would return null

Now I only need to selectAll() when the field is clicked
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
>> Your solution, with a minor alteration, solved one of my problems
Good.

>>Now I only need to selectAll() when the field is clicked
Mmmm.
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zzynxSoftware engineerCommented:
Thanks for accepting.
Wish I could have helped better for the 2nd part.
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