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Thread: Getting the Selected Value in JComboBox

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    Default [SOLVED ] Getting the Selected Value in JComboBox

    So I'm looking for a way to check if the certain value of a JComboBox is selected.

    I've tried event.getSource() == comboBox.getSelectedItem()

    But it's not going to work since I don't specify which value I want it to equal to.

    If my list is:


    I know Hello has a int value of = 0;

    How would I check if the Hello value is highlighted?
    Last edited by aStudentofJava; March 4th, 2012 at 08:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Getting the Selected Value in JComboBox

    As always, the API is your best friend: JComboBox (Java Platform SE 6)
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    Default Re: [SOLVED ] Getting the Selected Value in JComboBox

    Very simple:
    - cast the selected item object to a String object.
    - compared the casted String to the "Hello" string.

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