Re: addKeyListener is NOT working

"Rhino" <>
Tue, 23 May 2006 14:58:32 -0400
"Lars Willich" <> wrote in message

When I press a key the keyPressed() procedure is NOT called. Why ?
In contrast the button events working successfully.

Possible the key-Event is not forwarded to the "outer" level.
How do I forward these events otherwise?

public class xxx extends JFrame implements ActionListener, KeyListener {
     boolean inAnApplet = true;

     public xxx() {

        addWindowListener(new WindowAdapter() {
              public void windowClosing(WindowEvent e) {
                  if (inAnApplet) {
                  } else {

     public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
      System.out.println("In KeyPressed"); // never reached !!
      ... }

   public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e){
      System.out.println("In ActPerf"); //reached !!
      ... }

  public static void main(String args[]) {
     xxx window = new xxx();


Try putting your KeyListener on the component whose keys need to be
monitored. For instance, if you have a JTextField named 'foo' that needs a
KeyListener, do this:


The Java Tutorial page on KeyListeners has more about KeyListeners at


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