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Thread: Text inside Text Field

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    Default Text inside Text Field

    Hello guys.

    I have the following code:

    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import javax.swing.*;
    public class TextFieldDemo extends JPanel implements ActionListener {
        protected JTextField textField;
        protected JTextArea textArea;
        private final static String newline = "\n";
        public TextFieldDemo() {
            super(new GridBagLayout());
            textField = new JTextField(129);
            textArea = new JTextArea(43, 129);
            JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(textArea);
            //Add Components to this panel.
            GridBagConstraints c = new GridBagConstraints();
            c.gridwidth = GridBagConstraints.REMAINDER;
            c.fill = GridBagConstraints.HORIZONTAL;
            add(textField, c);
            c.fill = GridBagConstraints.BOTH;
            c.weightx = 1.0;
            c.weighty = 1.0;
            add(scrollPane, c);
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent evt) {
            String text = textField.getText();
            textArea.append(text + newline);
            //Make sure the new text is visible, even if there
            //was a selection in the text area.
         * Create the GUI and show it.  For thread safety,
         * this method should be invoked from the
         * event dispatch thread.
        private static void createAndShowGUI() {
            //Create and set up the window.
            JFrame frame = new JFrame("Passwords");
            //Add contents to the window.
            frame.add(new TextFieldDemo());
            //Display the window.
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            //Schedule a job for the event dispatch thread:
            //creating and showing this application's GUI.
            javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
                public void run() {

    Which will print this out:


    1. Now, my question is, how can i make this text box to contain information (lets say a chapter of a book).
    2. As you can see there is a small box in top of the big one that will allow me to insert any text that I type, lets say that I manage to add the chapter of the book as I mentioned in the first one, how can I insert a line to this text box and it will be saved to my code, so when I open it again it will show me what I typed.


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    Default Re: Text inside Text Field

    it will be saved to my code, so when I open it again it will show me what I typed.
    If you write the text to a file, you could read it and show it next time the program is executed.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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