<Swing Dev> JFileChooser

Carl Antaki carlantaki at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 22:44:25 UTC 2007

Hi Clemens,

It looks like nobody of the Swing team is answering that or they are busy
working on Java 7. I asked the same question before on
Scott Violet has said that they are working on improvements
http://forums.java.net/jive/message.jspa?messageID=107109. I just wanted to
make sure it will be included in Java 7.
As you said adding the ability to call the native FileDialog is not
straightforward and since I have no Win32 knowledge and no time now it's
gonna be tough to do. I asked for that because I hate to say to the client
that I cannot do that in a certain time because Java does not provide that,
what impression will it give him? Another example is also that date picker.
I know there's the date picker but it should be standard. If we want Swing
to rock, the Swing team has to put the right time and effort to make Swing a
first class citizen rich client development platform.

Best Regards,

Carl Antaki

On 9/5/07, Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Carl,
> > I also would like to add a request to add context menus to
> > JTextComponent by providing a method to enable that, the
> > context menus are Undo, Redo, Select All, Delete, Cut, Copy, Paste.
> > The unavailability of such small details make it hard to develop
> > native good looking Java apps. I am asking that because the
> > developer should not have to
> > code these details as they should be already available.
> I don't use Windows so I don't know how the Windows-"Port" of
> JFileChooser looks, but did you do your testing with the Windows-LnF?
> Furthermore if you would like to have this issue resolved quick (since
> you're not a paying customer the priority of your RFE's is relativly
> low (as is mine)), you could implement it yourself. The code is open,
> so feel free to play arround with it. But be aware that especially for
> JFileChooser things are not as easy as someone may imagine ;)
> lg Clemens
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