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Posted on 2007-03-29
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Here's the scenario.
I have an object (plan) which contains (string = type of plan, int = price)
I have a gui that lists the plans in a JList and u can click on them and do whatever .
Now i would like to add a filter to it because there are over 500 plans and to scroll down to teh one u need is a pain in the butt.
So i made the filter... its the same concept as the firefox search option... as u type letters it searches for the latest match.
I did this in a JComboBox where i type plan name in the box and its supposed to scroll down to
So i type the name of the plan.. and it scrolls down to it and selects it but once i hit enter ( to verify that its the one i want to select) it doesnt close the combobox drop dow menu and leave the selected lpan int he textfield but instead it shows me the entire object... such as " plan=Info,price=2.03" when its only supposed to say "Info" which is taken from the dropdown menu.

Does anyone know what i have to do to get the names and not the entire object to appear in the textfield after dropdown menu from the combobox goes away?

some of my code

        jbox = new JComboBox();
        jbox.setModel(modelPlans);
        jbox.setRenderer( new PlanBeanCellRenderer() );
       
OK tbove code SUCCESSFULLY gives the drop down menu from the jcombobox and i can click on a item and it will appear in the textfield ONLY if the next line is true
             jbox.setEditable(false);

But this gives an uneditable JComboBox where i cant type to filter stuff out... so that defeats the purpose...
i need to have
        jbox.setEditable(true);
However that just displays the entire object on the textfield...

any ideas anyone? or was that too general?
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I think the problem lies somewhere outside the code you post here.
I was trying to reproduce your bug with my own code, but i don't seem to run into any problems, then again, my example was small and not very advanced. I guess you call thefunction toString() or set the text of the combobox with setText() and there you pass the whole object, maybe that should be just the value you want to show.. then again, I'm not sure how your code looks like.

Mark
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