Re: Combobox how to disable edit but allow select

Michael Rauscher <>
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:35:48 +0200
John_Woo schrieb: wrote:

try this

public class MyComboBox extends JComboBox implements ActionListener {
    public MyComboBox() {
                setEditable( false );
                addActionListener( this); //line A

    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        System.out.println(" this is ugly ");

I hope this helps

That's it! Thank you. is better.

I don't know what you're doing but I know it must be something strange ;)

Michael's example (using an static inner class ) is fine, just didn't
understand why for standalone class, we have to explixitly set the
foreend color.

You do *not* need to. It doesn't make any difference if one uses a
static inner class or a top level class:

import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

     class MyComboBox extends JComboBox implements ActionListener {
         public void actionPerformed( ActionEvent e ) {
             System.out.println( "Action" );

         public MyComboBox() {
             setEditable( false );
             addActionListener( this );

public class Test {
     public static final void main( String args[] ) throws Exception {
         JFrame frame = new JFrame("Test");
         frame.setDefaultCloseOperation( JFrame.DISPOSE_ON_CLOSE );
         frame.setContentPane( new MyComboBox() );
         frame.setVisible( true );

Again, post an SSCCE of the problem.


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