Re: Trying to produce a valid URL for both Windows and Unix - help

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16 Jan 2007 08:37:23 -0800
Andrew Thompson wrote: wrote:

Your new icon can be found &lt;a

That was still not clickable, however, when I tried to click onto the
"link" from within the JLabel within the JFrame.

Two approaches to making a clickable link are
1) implement an HyperLinkListener in a JEditorPane
AFAIR it can open an image directly from an HTML link.

That is what I tried to do:

 private JEditorPane createHyperlinkPane(String iconPathInfo) {
        JEditorPane pane = new JEditorPane();
        pane.setEditorKit(new HTMLEditorKit());
        pane.addHyperlinkListener(new HyperlinkListener() {
            public void hyperlinkUpdate(HyperlinkEvent evt) {
                if (evt.getEventType() ==
HyperlinkEvent.EventType.ACTIVATED) {
                    System.out.println("you clicked!");

        return pane;

    private String createIconPathInfoText() {
        StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
        sb.append("Your new icon can be found ");
        try {
            sb.append("<a href=\"" + getIconFilePath() +
        } catch (Exception e) {
            sb.append("at: \"" + System.getProperty("user.home") +
File.separator +
                    this.getIconFileName() + "\"");
        String iconPathInfo = sb.toString();
        return iconPathInfo;

However, the link is still not clickable in spite of the setup via

2) add a MouseListener to the JLabel - the
changing of color for hover and active have to
be separately handled, though.

Sorry I meant JEditorPane, not JLabel

Andrew T.

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