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Hi,

I am trying to do this.

Create a Window(some JComponent can be used.. not sure which one) and populate all the files (icons/thumbnails) in a folder in that window. Then I should be able to double click on any of those thumbnails to open the respective file.

It is a kind of simplified JFileChooser. I can use JFileChooser .. but I want to code this.

PLease suggest.
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You could use a JEditorPane and make the file names html links (which would then be openable after writing a suitable link handler)
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can you please elaborate a bit on that.

Thanks for reply.
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See http://www.exampledepot.com/egs/javax.swing.event/Hyperlink.html . You would set the text from adding file name strings
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can't I have a thumbnail instead of displaying them as links .?
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A thumbnail of what?
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files in the folder ..
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Most things are possible *theoretically* but doing that certainly wouldn't be easy
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By thumbnail .. I did not meant to say different thumbnails for each but just some some image (may be same for each file url) .. where user can click to open the file.
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:)
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