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Thread: How can i control keyboard through programming?

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    Default How can i control keyboard through programming?

    Hello

    Suppose my program contain text area and I want change the
    layout of the keyboard to any order I want.

    The problem is how I can change the character what is in specify key?

    for example:

    If the user press The key (T) print in text area (J) directly
    without appear T and change it with J in text area.

    Thank you in advance.


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    Default Re: How I can control Keyboard?

    Hello Mohd and welcome to the Java Programming Forums.

    I don't think its possible to swap the keyboards mapping in this way.

    What you could do is write an ActionListener method so that when a character is typed into the jtextarea, it is automatically updated and swapped with the desired character.

    I'm sure it will be quite complicated though.

    Have you wrote any code already? I will try to post some kind of example to help you get started..
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    Default Re: How I can control Keyboard?

    Hi JavaPF,

    I solved this problem as you said
    I used ActionListener and when user type for example j
    type i or anything else

    in method keyTyped I used consume() to stop typing any character to jtextarea
    and in keyPressed() here was my coding.
    Get the character or keycode of the key and
    did what I want.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: How I can control Keyboard?

    Hello Mohd,

    Thats brilliant! I'm glad you solved your problem.

    Would it be possible to post your code here? It may help others in the future
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