Re: KeyEvent consume() not working on JTextField, what am I doing wrong?

John Kerich <>
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 20:26:08 -0700 (PDT)
After reading some more post I finally found one that solved the
problem. In the addKeyListener there are 3 actions that can be
overwritten: keyPressed, keyTyped, and keyReleased. I was only
overriding keyPressed. However; the keyTyped was also going off and
doing the second character insert. To stop this you have to
synchronize all three actions so that they all consume the event.
Here is the fix that stopped the double insert.
package timespinner;

import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JSpinner;
import javax.swing.SpinnerDateModel;

public class myDateTimeSpinner extends JPanel {

    private Date date = null;
    private JSpinner spinner = null;
    JSpinner.DateEditor dateEditor = null;
    private SpinnerDateModel sm = null;
    boolean consumeKey = false; // scyncronize the consume calls for
the three types of keyevent actions

    // Our Constants that I like the other people being able to see
    public static final int YEAR_1 = 0;
    public static final int YEAR_2 = 1;
    public static final int YEAR_3 = 2;
    public static final int YEAR_4 = 3; // (note: this is the 4th
    public static final int SL_1 = 4;
    public static final int DAY_1 = 5;
    public static final int DAY_2 = 6;
    public static final int DAY_3 = 7; // (note: this is the 8th
    public static final int SP_1 = 8;
    public static final int HR_1 = 9;
    public static final int HR_2 = 10; // (note: this is the 11th
    public static final int CO_1 = 11;
    public static final int MM_1 = 12;
    public static final int MM_2 = 13; // (note: this is the 14th
    public static final int CO_2 = 14;
    public static final int SS_1 = 15;
    public static final int SS_2 = 16; // (note: this is the 17th
    private static final int BASE_LEAP_YEAR = 1972; // This number
gives us the base year (since 1972 had a 29th day of Feb)

    public myDateTimeSpinner() {
        date = new Date();

    public myDateTimeSpinner(Date myDate) {
        date = myDate;

    public long getDate() {
        return date.getTime();

    public String getDateString() {
        return dateEditor.getTextField().getText();

    public void jbInit() {
        sm = new SpinnerDateModel(date, null, null,
        spinner = new JSpinner(sm);
        dateEditor = new JSpinner.DateEditor(spinner, "yyyy/DDD
java.awt.event.KeyAdapter() {

            public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
                consumeKey = keyPressed_actionPerformed(e);
                if (consumeKey) {

            public void keyTyped(KeyEvent ke) {
                if (consumeKey) {

            public void keyReleased(KeyEvent ke) {
                if (consumeKey) {
                consumeKey = false;


    private boolean keyPressed_actionPerformed(KeyEvent e) {
        // Let's just allow only Arrow keys and nothing else
        // Trap the keys that we allow them to have KEY_TYPED
        boolean consume = false;

        int intKeyCode = e.getKeyCode();
        switch (intKeyCode) {
            // Let them do numbers
            case KeyEvent.VK_0:
            case KeyEvent.VK_1:
            case KeyEvent.VK_2:
            case KeyEvent.VK_3:
            case KeyEvent.VK_4:
            case KeyEvent.VK_5:
            case KeyEvent.VK_6:
            case KeyEvent.VK_7:
            case KeyEvent.VK_8:
            case KeyEvent.VK_9:
                consume = true;

            // Let them do number pad as well
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD0:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD1:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD2:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD3:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD4:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD5:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD6:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD7:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD8:
            case KeyEvent.VK_NUMPAD9:

                // Need to convert them back to key code
                // (Use the magic number!!)
                intKeyCode = intKeyCode - 48;
                consume = true;
            case KeyEvent.VK_LEFT:
            case KeyEvent.VK_RIGHT:

                // Let them go left or right
                nextPosition(intKeyCode, cursorAt());
            case KeyEvent.VK_DOWN:
            case KeyEvent.VK_UP:
            case KeyEvent.VK_ESCAPE:
            case KeyEvent.VK_TAB:

        return consume;

    public int cursorAt() {
        // Always returns the LEFT MOST position of the selected chars
        return dateEditor.getTextField().getSelectionStart();

     * This basically tells us if the use is on the right spot
     * @param intKeyCode The key that was pressed
     * @param intCharPos The position it was in
    public void nextPosition(int intKeyCode, int intCharPos) {
        if (intKeyCode == KeyEvent.VK_LEFT) {
            // Do the left key case
            switch (intCharPos) {
                case SS_1:
                    intCharPos = MM_2 + 1;
                case MM_1:
                    intCharPos = HR_2 + 1;
                case HR_1:
                    intCharPos = DAY_3 + 1;
                case DAY_1:
                    intCharPos = YEAR_4 + 1;

// Reposition the Cursor (But advance it one char

        } else if (intKeyCode == KeyEvent.VK_RIGHT) {
            // Do the right key case
            switch (intCharPos) {
                case YEAR_4:
                    intCharPos = DAY_1 - 1;
                case DAY_3:
                    intCharPos = HR_1 - 1;
                // All the " day "
                case HR_2:
                    intCharPos = MM_1 - 1;
                case MM_2:
                    intCharPos = SS_1 - 1;

// Reposition the Cursor (But advance it one char
        } else {
        // Do nothing

     * Checks to see if the <code>String</code> just entered is
     * (Note: this one allows "invalid" strings)
     * If it is correct, the appropriate data storage and GUI elements
     * updated.
     * @param intKeyCode The key that was pressed, so we can either
     * <P>
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     * version 2.0, IDR 225 04/12/2006 Add class:member and verbose
level to printLogMsg.
    public void checkString(int intKeyCode) {
        // The goal of this procedure is to allow user to type
        // in ANY "String" (Well, close to any) so they won't
        // be stopped when they want to continue on
        // Therefore, we don't even need a UtDate or UtDuration object

        String strTempNewValue;

        // This is where the last char was changed
        // Since everytime a key is press the cursor advances
        int intCharPos = cursorAt();

        // 1. Check to see if it's even worth consider
        if (isReplaceable(intCharPos)) {
            // 2. Get the string we need
            String strOriginal = dateEditor.getTextField().getText();
            strTempNewValue = replaceIndex(intCharPos,

            if (!isValidString(strTempNewValue)) {

            // 3. Call the User Logic Object with this value
            Date d = null;
            try {
                SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/DDD
                d = sdf.parse(strTempNewValue);

            } catch (ParseException e) {

            // we're decide how many space to skip
            date = d;

            switch (intCharPos) {
                // According to this: 1998/240 14:14:45
                case YEAR_4:
                case DAY_3:
                case HR_2:
                case MM_2:
                    intCharPos = intCharPos + 2;

                    // By default, don't let them type anything
                    intCharPos = intCharPos + 1;


     * Set the position of the cursor on the text field
     * @param intCurPos The interger position of the text field
    public void setCursorPos(int intCurPos) {

     * This basically tells us if the use is on the right spot
     * @return true - valid or false - invalid
     * @param intKeyCode The key that was pressed
     * @param intCharPos The position
    public boolean isReplaceable(int intCharPos) {
        boolean bResult = false;

        // Check the position of the cursor
        switch (intCharPos) {
            // Let them do numbers
            case YEAR_1:
            case YEAR_2:
            case YEAR_3:
            case YEAR_4:
            case DAY_1:
            case DAY_2:
            case DAY_3:
            case HR_1:
            case HR_2:
            case MM_1:
            case MM_2:
            case SS_1:
            case SS_2:
                bResult = true;
                bResult = false;

        return bResult;

     * Given a String (array of char) and an arbitrary char,
     * replace the given index spot with the
     * given char in 2nd argu
     * @param strOriginal The Original string
     * @param intIndex The index position to replace the
original String
     * @param strSomeString The new charactor we're about to
     * @return The New String that has been replaced
    public String replaceIndex(int intIndex, String strSomeString) {

        String strResult = new String();
        String strHead = new String();
        String strTail = new String();

        String strOriginal = dateEditor.getTextField().getText();
        int intOriginalLength = strOriginal.length();
        // Check for Index bounds
        if (intIndex < intOriginalLength) {
            if (intIndex == 0) {
                // Just replace the first char (since "zero" is a
special case)
                strResult =
            } else {
                // Get the beginning of the subString
                strHead = strOriginal.substring(0, intIndex);
                // Then concat the rest
                strTail =
                        strOriginal.substring(intIndex + 1);
                strResult =
                        strHead + strSomeString + strTail;

        } else {
            strResult = strOriginal;

        return strResult;

     * This code is to decouple the reliance on "UtDate"
     * The story is, it (UtDate) used to able set a "date" with a
     * e.g. 1998/240 25:00:15 will become 1998/241 02:00:15
     * this "implicit" (automatic) rolling FEATURE as of Oct 9, 1998
     * So therefore, I've decided NOT to rely on such and use
     * "isValidString" to validate user input
     * Date Format 1998/240 14:14:45
     * @return true - Date was valid or false - Date was invalid
     * @param strSomeDate The <code>String</code> that is going to
be displayed
    public boolean isValidString(String strSomeDate) {
        boolean bResult = false;
        boolean bGoodDay = false;
        boolean bGoodHour = false;
        boolean bGoodMinute = false;
        boolean bGoodSecond = false;
        int intDaysOfaYear = 365;

        // Get our current Date string's Year part
        Integer intDaysInThisYear =
Integer.valueOf(strSomeDate.substring(YEAR_1, YEAR_4 + 1));

        // Tells us if this current year is a leap year
        if (isLeapYear(intDaysInThisYear.intValue())) {
            // This way we can have 366 in our leap years
            intDaysOfaYear = 366;

        // Figure out what our Day value is
        Integer intSomeDay =
Integer.valueOf(strSomeDate.substring(DAY_1, DAY_3 + 1));

        if ((intSomeDay.intValue() < intDaysOfaYear) &&
                (intSomeDay.intValue() > 0)) {
            bGoodDay = true;

        // Figure out what our Hour value is
        Integer intSomeHour =
Integer.valueOf(strSomeDate.substring(HR_1, HR_2 + 1));

        if (intSomeHour.intValue() < 24) {
            bGoodHour = true;

        // Figure out what our Minute value is
        Integer intSomeMinute =
Integer.valueOf(strSomeDate.substring(MM_1, MM_2 + 1));
        if (intSomeMinute.intValue() < 60) {
            bGoodMinute = true;

        // Figure out what our Second value is
        Integer intSomeSecond =
Integer.valueOf(strSomeDate.substring(SS_1, SS_2 + 1));
        if (intSomeSecond.intValue() < 60) {
            bGoodSecond = true;

        // Finally decide our return value
        if (bGoodDay && bGoodHour && bGoodMinute && bGoodSecond) {
            bResult = true;
        return bResult;

    // Tells us if this is a leap year
    public boolean isLeapYear(int intSomeYear) {
        boolean bResult = false;
        int intDifference = intSomeYear - BASE_LEAP_YEAR;
        // Check to see if they're four year apart
        if (intDifference % 4 == 0) {
            bResult = true;
        return bResult;

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