Re: Swing Text components

"Uncle Sam" <>
28 Mar 2007 07:18:13 -0700
Here is the code snippet:


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

public class NewMessage extends JFrame implements ActionListener,
KeyListener {
    private Clipboard clipboard;
    private JTextField tofield;
    private JTextField ccfield;
    private JTextField subfield;
    private TextArea bodyarea;

    public NewMessage() {


        Container contents = this.getContentPane();
        contents.setLayout(new BorderLayout());
        clipboard = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getSystemClipboard();

        JMenuBar menubar = new JMenuBar();
        contents.add(menubar, BorderLayout.NORTH);


        JSplitPane messpane = new JSplitPane(JSplitPane.HORIZONTAL_SPLIT);
        contents.add(messpane, BorderLayout.CENTER);

        JPanel labelpane = new JPanel(new GridLayout(0, 1));
        messpane.add(labelpane, JSplitPane.LEFT);

        JLabel fromlabel = new JLabel(" From: ");
        JLabel tolabel = new JLabel(" To: ");
        JLabel cclabel = new JLabel(" Cc: ");
        JLabel sublabel = new JLabel(" Subject: ");

        JPanel textpane = new JPanel(new GridLayout(0, 1));

        frombox = new JComboBox();
        tofield = new JTextField(50);
        ccfield = new JTextField(50);
        subfield = new JTextField(50);

        JPanel bodypane = new JPanel();
        contents.add(bodypane, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

        int fontHeight = getFontMetrics(getFont()).getHeight();
        bodyarea = new TextArea("", (this.getHeight() - (fontHeight * 9))
                / fontHeight, ((getWidth() - 30) / 7),


    public static void main(String args[]) {
        new NewMessage();

    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae) {

        if (ae.getActionCommand().equals("Exit")) {

        else if (ae.getActionCommand().equals("Copy")) {
            clipboard.setContents(new StringSelection(""), null);
            clipboard.setContents(new StringSelection(selText), null);

        else if (ae.getActionCommand().equals("Cut")) {
            clipboard.setContents(new StringSelection(""), null);
            String selText = "'";
            clipboard.setContents(new StringSelection(selText), null);

        else if (ae.getActionCommand().equals("Paste")) {
            if (tofield.hasFocus())
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "To: field has focus");
            else if (ccfield.hasFocus())
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "CC: field has focus");
            else if (subfield.hasFocus())
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "Sub: field has focus");
            else if (bodyarea.hasFocus())
                JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "Bodyarea has focus");

    public void addKeyListener(KeyListener arg0) {


Here is a link to the complete code:
This file can be run standalone simply by "javac" and
"java NewMessage".

Hope someone can figure out the problem from this. Thank you

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