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Stop changing tabs in a JTabbedPane

Posted on 2006-06-22
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Hi,

I'm using a JTabbedPane and at some point, I need to prevent it from leaving a particular tab (due to a condition), even though the user wants to go to a different  tab . Is this possible with JTabbedPane. I also want to make sure that stateChanged listener doesn't get called.

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Question by:anthony0007
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you can disable the other tabs so he cant move to them
using JTabbedPane.setEnabledAt(int index, boolean enabled)
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Personally i wouldn't do that. Your users will probably just think your ui is broken
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Isn't there any other way to prevent it from moving to other tabs. stateChanged Listener gets called once the tab has been changed.
If I can capture an event before tab changes, then it might be helpful.
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Well I can only see to option :

1. Either disable the item or
2. Blast a JOptionPane if he goes to other tabs while there is unfinish
task this will not allow him to go to the next tab if you trap it with
a dialog to remind him.
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yyou would disable the other tabs as hoomanv suggested.
then reenable them when they are allowed to change again.
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