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creating hidden text fields..

 
Charlie Boss
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hi again...
i'm getting some values from my servlet into my applet but i dont need to display all the info..
is there a way i can set a textfield to say "hidden" so i can store some info in the background???
 
Angela Lamb
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You can call setVisible(false) on any Component to keep it hidden, but why do you need a text field at all if you aren't planning on showing it? You can just use a regular variable to hold the info, unless I'm misunderstanding your question.
 
Brett B Doehr
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If you want to set some values on a page that get propagated but don't want them displayed like a "text" object would be, try:
<input name="myVariable" type="hidden" value="someValue">
You get then do the same kind of get that you would if the type was "text" instead of "hidden", but the input field won't be displayed. Hopefully this is what you wanted.
--Brett.
 
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