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Thread: Setting Location of JColorChooser

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    I have a working JColorChooser dialog except it is not located where I want it. I cannot figure out how to set the location without getting a static call warning from my IDE (Eclipse). This seems like it should be a simple thing to do but I've learned that few things in java are simple. This is the code in question:
    import java.awt.Color;
     
    import javax.swing.JColorChooser;
     
    public class ColorChooser {
     
    	public Color getColor() {
    		JColorChooser chooser=new JColorChooser();
    		chooser.setLocation(0, 0);
    		Color color=chooser.showDialog(null,"Choose color",Color.RED);
    		return(color);
    	}
    }
    The statement 'Color color=...' gets the warning that it needs to be called in a static way. How do I call 'setlocation' and still call 'showDialog in a static way? TIA.

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    Default Re: Setting Location of JColorChooser

    static methods should be called using the classname not a reference to an instance of the class.
    Pass this to Google: call static method java for lots of discussions and examples

    JColorChooser dialog except it is not located where I want it
    I don't know of a way to position the dialog window used by showDialog. There might be a way if you create your own dialog window, instead of using showDialog. See the demo examples linked to from the API doc for JColorChooser.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Setting Location of JColorChooser

    Like I said, little in java is simple. I'll take a look. Thanks.

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