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How do I show a Java ComboBox in a popup dialog?

Posted on 2015-02-12
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Hi,

I would like to show a combo box in my Java program but I would like show it in a popup dialog box similar to the way I would show a dialog asking for input.

Any idea how to do that?

I know how to add a combobox to the main screen, but that is not what I want: I need it in a dialog separate from the main window.

Thanks
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Michael Fowler earned 500 total points
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Use showInputDialog

Object[] possibilities = {"ham", "spam", "yam"};
String s = (String)JOptionPane.showInputDialog(
                    frame,
                    "Complete the sentence:\n"
                    + "\"Green eggs and...\"",
                    "Customized Dialog",
                    JOptionPane.PLAIN_MESSAGE,
                    icon,
                    possibilities,
                    "ham");

//If a string was returned, say so.
if ((s != null) && (s.length() > 0)) {
    setLabel("Green eggs and... " + s + "!");
    return;
}

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http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/components/dialog.html
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by:Christopher Schene
ID: 40607333
One question

"Object[] possibilities = {"ham", "spam", "yam"};

I have a variable array that is always different size.

How do I fill the Object in that case with the names of my choices choices
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by:Christopher Schene
ID: 40608104
Here is my solution based off your answer: works!
solution.java
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by:Christopher Schene
ID: 40608106
Thanks!
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