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    Question FileDialog with JFrame

    Hello everybody,

    I want to open a file choose dialog within my swing application. My layout is a JPanel within a JFrame (or subclasses of it) and i want to open an AWT FileDialog because i read it would look more native than the JFileChooser on a mac (is this true?). So for creating the FileDialog i need a awt.Frame as parent. But how can i get an awt Frame from my JFrame? Is it possible?

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    Default Re: FileDialog with JFrame

    Yes, FileDialog has more of a native look and feel on a mac relative to the JFileChooser. JFrame extends Frame, so just pass this to the constructor.

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    Default Re: FileDialog with JFrame

    Thanks,

    my problem was that somehow the getParent() method didn't work properly. It returned me a JPanel instead a JFrame, so i had to write a method setFrame() to pass it the frame. But it works now.

    But then there is another problem:
    Is it true that the setFilenameFilter method has never been implemented for the FileDialog? What a shame. Then I think I have to stick to the not so fancy JFileChooser

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    Default Re: FileDialog with JFrame

    Quote Originally Posted by nigi10 View Post
    Thanks,

    my problem was that somehow the getParent() method didn't work properly. It returned me a JPanel instead a JFrame, so i had to write a method setFrame() to pass it the frame. But it works now.
    As it should. Content 'added' to a JFrame is added to the content pane of the frame (a JPanel).

    Is it true that the setFilenameFilter method has never been implemented for the FileDialog? What a shame. Then I think I have to stick to the not so fancy JFileChooser

    See the API for FileDialog

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