Java Swing ..Button Trick

Posted on 2006-11-09
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a 3 Buttons(B1,B2,B3)  on my JPanel(pane).Button B1 is with Help icon

How to Implement below stuff:
If I click on Button B1 nothing will happen ,at the same if I click on some other buttons(B2,B3) JDialog or some window will open related to information about those buttons(B2,B3).

At this time when I click on Button B1 ,Button B2 ,B3 will not do their assign tasks

again Rephrase the Question...

If I click on Button B1 and after that I click on Button B2 a help dialog box or some text window will open.
If I click on Button B1 and after that I click on Button B3 a help dialog box or some text window will open.


Question by:gauravflame
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Accepted Solution

matthew016 earned 84 total points
ID: 17905705
create a boolean b1clicked,
when u click on b1, put b1clicked to true
when u press b2, check if b1clicked is true and if it is true, display the JDialog, then put b1clicked to false

Expert Comment

ID: 17905750
yes, i agree with matthew... just store the state if button has been clicked....

what do u mean by
At this time when I click on Button B1 ,Button B2 ,B3 will not do their assign tasks

my assumption is if the help dialog open u cannot do anything with the initial JPanel.. in this case you could use myPanel.setEnabled(false)

Author Comment

ID: 17905921
Button B2 and Button 3 already assign with the tasks like open some other JDialog windows.

Their behaviour changes after we click the Button b1
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Expert Comment

ID: 17916545
What's the problem

Assisted Solution

harislukman earned 83 total points
ID: 17918701
Logically, U must store the state of your B1, see if its clicked

if B1 is not clicked
Do B2 and/or B3 initial action by calling the initial function (passing event parameter)
Do B2 and/or B3 alternative action by calling the alternative function (passing event parameter)


Assisted Solution

SamsonChung earned 83 total points
ID: 17932448
Take what everyone else was saying..

B1 toggle 'helpmode' on or off.

b2, if helpmode is on, display help info, else do its tasks.
b3, similar.

(basically, a big if statement that check whether a primary variable is true or false..)

don't forget to change helpmode back to off after help info ....

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