<AWT Dev> Possibility to add file and directory selection to FileDialog?
anthony.petrov at oracle.com
Tue Dec 27 03:09:25 PST 2011
The native FileDialog on MS Windows doesn't support choosing both files
and directories simultaneously (at least on Windows XP and earlier.)
Thus we can't provide this functionality as a platform-independent
feature at this time.
Please use JFileChooser for this purpose.
On 12/27/2011 11:29 AM, Paulo Levi wrote:
> JFileChooser has it's well known limitations. So i was overjoyed in
> finding out that java 7 filedialog in GTK was using the native widget
> like macosx.
> Well, long story short is that my app has to choose both files and
> directories. Directories are used to "mass import", and files to singly
> Not having the ability to add files impedes using FileDialog. What's the
> story behind that limitation of "Only Files" and could it be
> reconsidered? I doubt java even installs on the windows version where
> that was a requirement to use the native file chooser.
> Please don't tell me to use JFileChooser. :\
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