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how to close a JDialog/ modal window when user press esc key

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I have a JDialog window with a Ok button. Along with clicking on the button or the close icon, i want to close the modal window when user press esc key. Please tell me how can i do this. I have add a KeyListener with the JDialog but only the button is focused.
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by:Thomas4019
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You could add an KeyListener to the Dialog and listen for the "esc" key.

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/events/keylistener.html
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by:CEHJ
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You need something like:

            dialog = new JDialog(this);
            dialog.addKeyListener(new CloseAction());
......
 
    private class CloseAction extends KeyAdapter {
        public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
            if (e.getKeyChar() == KeyEvent.VK_ESCAPE) {
                dialog.dispose();
            }
        }
    }   

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by:CEHJ
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pdidominic, can you show how you employed the accepted answer with the JDialog?
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