JTextArea - need to remove the first line appended.

Posted on 2008-11-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I have a JTextArea in a GUI which will have appended lines of text during the operation of the GUI, but I also want the users to be able to remove the first added line of text. Each line has been appeneded using a newline.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Question by:OwenMoriarty
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by:Kevin Cross
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You could try using String.split() or StringTokenizer on the "\n" or "\n\r" as delimeters.  Then you will have each line of the JTextArea to manipulate as you see fit.

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ID: 22866915
something like???

String[] myArray = myString.split("\n")

returns an array ? is this valid Java ?

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Kevin Cross earned 500 total points
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That is what I was talking about.

Give this a try to test out your code. :)

If you find that you are getting line breaks in the result, then you should split on "\n\r" which is carriage return and line feed.
String myString = "My test\nstring has line breaks\nin it.\n";

		String[] myArray = myString.split("\n");


		for (String s : myArray) {



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Author Comment

ID: 22870690
Tks for that,
All working now.

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by:Kevin Cross
ID: 22870756
Glad that helped.

Happy coding!


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