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I have a JTextField and I want the user to be able to click a button to select all text. I tried using selectAll() but it didn't seem to do anything.
 
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What makes you think that it is not selected? Are you doing something with selected text afterwards?
Some code would help.
 
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
What makes you think that it is not selected? Are you doing something with selected text afterwards?
Some code would help.


if it's selected, shouldn't the text in the text field actually be highlighted? Let's just say I created a frame with a JTextField called textToSelect.
textToSelect.selectAll();
Wouldn't that highlight (select) all the text in the particular field?
 
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Try playing with this:

It selects all the text in the input field and displays it to the console.
 
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Notice that in this case it would have been just at easy to use:
String s = tf.getText();
System.out.println( s );
 
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