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does a JTextArea need some event listener?

 
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I can get my applet to display text passed to it fine, but if I make changes in the JTextArea, when I hit the OK button, getSelectedText() returns nothing--not even the text that I put into it at the start. My guess is that there is something equivalent to an actionlistener (although it isn't that for JTextArea) that takes some action on the text.



 
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getSelectedText returns only that text you selected; getText is the method that I needed.
 
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