Re: Obtain file path and file name using file chooser

"Andrew Thompson" <>
27 Nov 2006 20:40:48 -0800
bH wrote:

Hi All,
I want to obtain both file "path" and the filenamed MyText.txt
in "C:\Documents
and Settings\bH\Desktop\MyShowWithFrame\MyText.txt"

I have tried to discover the options shown in How to Use File Choosers
(The Java=E2=84=A2 Tutorials Creating a GUI with JFC-Swing Using Swing

I cannot understand what options should be shown as but this does not

Is it lazy? Or to put that another way 'it doesn't work'
tells us very little. Please describe in detail, what you
see on-screen, what happened off-screen (with debug
statements and such) and what you expected to happen.

However - taking a wild stab..

Program snip:
     JButton opnButton = new JButton("Open a Text File...");
     opnButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
      public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        int returnVal = fc.showOpenDialog(FileChooserDemo.this);
        if (returnVal == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION) {
           File file = fc.getSelectedFile ();
            strngFileName = file.getName();

...if I guess correctly, you might try something like

  strngFileName = file.getPath() +
    System.getProperty("file.separator") +

Having said that, it seems strange you are dealing with
String's, when you have a File object (which is an object
that is already one step closer to getting an input/output
stream, than a String that represents a File).

Andrew T.

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