JText fields and Strings

Posted on 2011-09-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a JText field created

final JTextField curProject = new JTextField(20);

I am trying to assign a String value to that field?

curProject = currentProject.getName();

Type mismatch: cannot convert from String to JTextField
Question by:jkteater
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ID: 36892162
should there be a listener?
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Should be

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Istener does not matter for assigning string to setText method
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You cannot asign string to curProject bbecauise curProject is a JTextFiled and not a String, but you shoid use a method setText(String) which takes String as an argument
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And you certainly can varioius listenes assigned to JTextField - like ActionnLustener whochj would listen for carriage return or KeyListener which would fire with any key typed, but this has no connecion to your type mmismatch situatin
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