<AWT Dev> RFE: new function in Desktop class
Denis.Fokin at Sun.COM
Mon Mar 29 02:07:22 PDT 2010
a prototype seems more important here. If you have courage to work on
this more deeply, it is great!
On 3/23/10 2:05 PM, Paulo Levi wrote:
> 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,
> 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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