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Java JTable - Hold selected row.

Posted on 2007-03-26
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Hi all,

I'm looking for help with a JTable issue in Java.

I have a read only table which displays rows of info with multiple columns.

When an operator selects a row in the table the selected row is highlighted.

I have written an event handler to say if the operator presses the enter/return button following selection of a row in my table, a secondary dialog is popped up.

All fine up to here........

I cannot find a way to disable the JTable from moving the currently selected row to the next row down in the table following the enter/return button being pressed on a selection in the table.

If anyone knows how to stop the currently selected row from shifting down it would be greatly appreciated.
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Question by:Zuzic
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by:Mayank S
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You mean the row itself is being dragged down?
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by:Zuzic
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No, the row sizes do not change shape nor size.

I'm seeing the highlighting of row that I mouse clicked on and then pressed enter on shift down to the next row in the table.

e.g.

Table contains 3 rows with first name and surname colums filled in with:

Joe Bloggs
Jill Smith
Paul Emersons

I select Joe Bloggs with the mouse and that row is highlighted in the table.

I now press the enter button on the keyboard and my program brings us another dialog related to Joe Bloggs.

Observing my table I now see Jill Smith being highlighted because I pressed the enter button on the keyboard.

I'd like to see Joe Bloggs still highlighted at this point.
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ADSLMark earned 250 total points
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You can consume() an event. So you get sth like:

class MyKeyListener
    extends KeyAdapter
{
    public void keyPressed(KeyEvent ke)
    {
         // open dialog
        ke.consume();
    }
}

Mark
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by:Mayank S
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Yes, you can check for the key being the Enter key before that:

jTable.addKeyListener ( new KeyAdapter () {
    public void keyPressed ( KeyEvent ke )
    {
      if ( key.getKeyCode () == KeyEvent.VK_ENTER )
      {
         // open dialog
         ke.consume () ;
      } // end if

    }

} ) ;
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by:Zuzic
ID: 18804570
It was the consume() call which I was after here in order to stop any calls being carried out behind the scenes against the JTable when the ENTER button is pressed on it.

Thanks for all input.
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