<AWT Dev> RFE: new function in Desktop class

Denis Fokin Denis.Fokin at Sun.COM
Mon Mar 29 02:07:22 PDT 2010

Hi Paulo,

a prototype seems more important here. If you have courage to work on 
this more deeply, it is great!

Thank you,

On 3/23/10 2:05 PM, Paulo Levi wrote:
> Possibly
> public void explore(File ... f)
> or even
> public void explore(File f, File ... fs)
> If you'd like multiple files selected.
> The second signature here has complexities in the implementation, but 
> as the code is *never* going to be hot (no one sane would open 
> explorer windows in a loop, i don't think it matters, and it avoids a 
> zero length file array. Or you can use the first and do nothing or 
> throw a exception on that case.
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Paulo Levi <i30817 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:i30817 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Nope. I don't have a computer that would be able to build the jdk.
>     But it seems like it would be a function that already exists, at
>     least partially and privately. I've meanwhile thought of a good name.
>     public void explore(File f)?
>     What do you think?
>     On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Denis Fokin <Denis.Fokin at sun.com
>     <mailto:Denis.Fokin at sun.com>> wrote:
>         Hi Paulo,
>         do you have a reference implementation or some kind of prototype?
>         Thank you,
>               Denis.
>         On 3/6/10 6:48 PM, Paulo Levi wrote:
>>         Hi. I'm using Desktop.open to open the default file explorer,
>>         by doing File.getParent() and opening that.
>>         However i'd like the file(s) that interest me to open
>>         selected in the file explorer, but as the open function is
>>         overloaded there doesn't seem to be a way to do that?
>>         I'm proposing to separate the file explorer part into a
>>         separate function call that can be called with a normal file,
>>         not only directories, so that the files can appear selected
>>         and visible, like any decent file explorer does.
>>         Can't think of a good name for the function since browse is
>>         already taken.

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