Re: Extra Row in JTree

Jason Cavett <>
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:02:17 -0700 (PDT)
On Mar 16, 10:47 am, Jason Cavett <> wrote:

I'm having an issue when adding a new node to a JTree. Here's the
code in question:


if (parent == null) {
  treeModel.insertNodeInto(child, rootNode, rootNode.getChildCount());}=

 else {

  treeModel.insertNodeInto(child, parent, parent.getChildCount());



I then call "expandPath(e.getTreePath())" inside the TreeModelListener
that I have added to treeModel (which is my own DefaultTreeModel).
Unfortunately, when I do this expandPath, there appears to be an extra
row in the tree. Something like this:

  - Item1
    - Item2
  - Item3

From the research I did, it appears to be a problem with the
userObject (based on this discussion:


but I'm really having a problem fixing it. I definitely need the
expandPath to happen, so I'm not sure what else to do.

Anybody have any suggestions on fixing this?


Alright, I'm replying to myself because I figured out a solution, but
I still don't understand what is happening, and I'd like to know.

My solution was, in the TreeModelListener.treeNodesInserted
(TreeModelEvent), do this:

// Expand the path to the node and scroll to the node.
if (e.getTreePath() != null) {
  final TreeModelEvent event = e;
  SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

    public void run() {

It appears that I have to wait for the insertion to finish or
something, but I really don't understand why this is working. Can
anybody explain?

Thank you.

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