Re: Best way to force a JComponent to repaint itself

Knute Johnson <>
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 22:17:15 -0700
zerg wrote:

zerg wrote:

Knute Johnson wrote:

zerg wrote:

What's the best way to force a JComponent to repaint itself? I've
got three candidates:


Read Roedy's post and then tell us what you really want to do and
what you've been doing before that.

I begin to suspect that there's some sort of unwritten code here that
forbids the giving of a straight answer.

Which maybe extends to Sun itself -- I found the API docs less than 100%
clear here, and even the Java Tutorial.

No doubt.

Provisionally, I'm using "repaint(getBounds())"; why there isn't a
no-args repaint-the-whole-thing method will probably remain an enduring
mystery long after my app has matured, had its heyday, and become

If you had looked at the docs you would have seen that the no-arg
repaint() belongs to Component.

So tell us, are you updating your ListModel on the EDT?


Knute Johnson
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