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    Default Create or fire automated ActionEvent

    Hey all,

    First off, I like to create my own algorithms, its good practice.

    So I am making a simple Tic Tac Toe game and everything works perfectly except...

    When it is the computers turn I want the computer to figure out which button Jpanel to click or perform an action on (which I have the searching algorithm figured out). I just need to know how to have the computer "automatically" fire the actionevent OR create my own actionevent and fire it.

    Is there a method I should call?

    Any wisdom, hints, tips, or help is appreciated.


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    Default Re: Create or fire automated ActionEvent

    One way could be to create an ActionEvent object and call the action listener method for the component that you want to send the ActionEvent object to.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Create or fire automated ActionEvent

    thats what I am trying to do. My problem is that I do not know how to successfully create an actionevent object. Here is the calling code:

    	public void begin()
    	{
    		while(true)
    		{
    			if(turn == false)
    			{
    				int toClaim = search();
     
    				ActionEvent e = new ActionEvent(MainGame.grid[1], 1, null);
    				MainGame.grid[toClaim].actionPerformed(e);
    			}
    		}
    	}

    The last two lines of code (the creating object and calling method) are where the trouble is. I just randomly put arguments in for the constructor since I didn't really know what to put there.

    Here is the method being called:

    	public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) 
    	{
    		boolean turn = TTEngine.turn;
     
    		if(turn == true)
    			playerTurn();
    		else
    			cpuTurn();
     
    		TTEngine.turn = !turn;
    	}

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    Default Re: Create or fire automated ActionEvent

    how to successfully create an actionevent object.
    Do what it says in the API doc when it describes the constructor for the class.

    where the trouble is.
    What trouble?
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    Default Re: Create or fire automated ActionEvent

    Trouble = the entire ActionEvent for which this post originates.

    I changed the call to this:

    ActionEvent e = new ActionEvent(this, 1001, null);
    MainGame.grid[toClaim].actionPerformed(e);

    Also, there may now be a logic error, Once fixed Ill let you know if this thread should be solved or not.

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