Win a copy of Terraform in Action this week in the Cloud forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Rob Spoor
  • Bear Bibeault
Saloon Keepers:
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Al Hobbs
  • salvin francis

how to invoke FileDialog from a dialog?

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 755
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi All,

It appears that my File Dialog is "getting lost".

when the user clicks SaveAs the file dialog is on screen, but when he refers to a diff aplication (IE eg) and returns, the file dialog is at the back (and he cannot access it).

the user is trying to access it from a DIALOG! so I cannot use this:

Component c = SwingUtilities.getRoot((Component)e.getSource());
JFrame myFrame = (JFrame)c;

because the constructor only takes a frame
FileDialog fd = new FileDialog(frame, "Save As",FileDialog.SAVE);


anyone???
thanks
peter
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 169
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I had the same problem with JOptionPane a while ago. Turned out that frame I was passing was in fact null during my default frame constructor.

I would make sure the "frame" you pass is not null.
 
Peter Primrose
Ranch Hand
Posts: 755
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
but it comes from a JFrame
 
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic