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Hyperlinks In Textareas

 
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Help the Canadian junior programmer type!
I'm trying to create a webpage (entirely Java based) that will use hyperlinks to open up a picture in a new web browser window. Essentially, the question is "How do I put a hyperlink into a TextArea?" - if it can be done?
I have seen similar posts elsewhere, but they got no responses. I figured Java Ranch would be the place to look....
Thanks muchly...
 
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Hi,
If you want to use HTML objects (i.e., hyper links) you need to use JTextPane which handles HTML objects. TextArea will not handle it for you.
NOTE: That can't be your real name ... please read the JavaRanch naming policy here
Regards,
Manfred.
[This message has been edited by Manfred Leonhardt (edited November 21, 2001).]
 
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The Canadian Stands Corrected -
My apologies Manfred - I'll try to read the guide more carefully next time
However, I will try the JTextPanes. I did find an applet online (free sample one) that was a horizontal text scroller applet. The author did not use a single JTextPane in the program, but was able to put html hyperlinks into the program by using parameters in the html code... a search of the code (I am using TextPad4 as my java editor right now... am a starting programmer) didn't reveal any usage of JTextPane. However, as true as it is that I am dissecting the code to see how it was done, I wondered if there was an easier way. Thanks for the prompt response and I'll give it a shot.
Mike
 
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