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Hello Friends,
I am using jdk 1.4 and AbstractAction to link button and menu to the same action class.
While buttons are working fine, the menu is giving ClassCastException:String when i run my program
My code is something like
JMenu file = new JMenu("File");
Action action = new AbstractAction("New") {
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
System.out.println("Hello ...");
JMenuItem book = file.add(action);
JMenuItem search = file.add(new SearchAction("Search"));
While action is working properly with menu, SearchAction is not.
Search action declared like - public class SearchAction extends AbstractAction
If any body could give pointers to what i might be doing wrong ... It would be a great help ...
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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