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Posted on 2006-12-01
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Hey again,

objects was kind enough to supply me with the following code which solved my previous problem:

JComboBox comboxChanged;

public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent, e) {
comboxChanged = (JComboBox) e.getSource();
itemChanged();
}

public void itemchanged() {
switch(comboxChanged.getSelectedIndex()) {
case 0:
// something;
break;
case 1:
// something else;
break;
etc ...
}


Problem arrises when I try to output the variable combox, the output is just a string of rubbish about the comboBox [ bounds, colors etc ].  How can I turn this useless info into somthing useful ?

Kind Regards,
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comboBox is a non-string object, so when you call toString() on it, it prints out a string representation of the objetc, not any text that object may contain.

Use getSelectedItem() to get a reference to the selected object in comboBox. Then, depending on what that selected object is, you can get the info you need.

The selected object depends on what you added to the comboBox - if they were String's, then you already have what you need. If not, call any methods on that object that will give you the string you're looking for.
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by:3nigmatic
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Hey,

Thats almost it, getSelectedItem() prints out what has been selected ... I am trying to get ahold of the "name" of the combobox that was changed rather than the item that was selected.

Is this possible ?

Thanks for your time.
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Resolved the issue myself using setName() and getName() ... bit inefficient but it does the job and thats all I require at this time, thanks anyway.
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