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Search in JList

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I have a code below that should search a string and if the string is found should highlight and select the string on the JList:

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.event.KeyAdapter;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import java.util.StringTokenizer;

import javax.swing.DefaultListModel;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JList;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTextField;
import javax.swing.text.Position;

public class ListSearch extends JFrame {

      private JList list;
      private JTextField field;
      private DefaultListModel listModel;
      private StringTokenizer token;
      private BufferedReader br;
      private StringBuffer allText;
      public ListSearch() {
            try {
                  br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(new File("com/employee.txt")));
                  String text = null;
                  allText = new StringBuffer();
                  while((text = br.readLine()) != null) {
                        allText.append(text + "\r\n");
                  token = new StringTokenizer(allText.toString());
                  listModel = new DefaultListModel();
                  while(token.hasMoreTokens()) {
            } catch(Exception e) {
            list = new JList(listModel);
            field = new JTextField();
            getContentPane().add(field, BorderLayout.NORTH);
            getContentPane().add(new JScrollPane(list), BorderLayout.CENTER);
            setSize(400, 300);
            field.addKeyListener(new KeyAdapter() {
                  public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e) {
                        char text = "" + e.getKeyChar();
                        StringBuffer buffer = new StringBuffer();

                        int index = list.getNextMatch(buffer, 0, Position.Bias.Forward);
      public static void main(String[] args) {
            ListSearch h = new ListSearch();

My sample text is:


The problem is when the user tries to type any on the text it only selects the 1st one? Can anyone help

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