File Dialogs and Choosers

Filenames are problematic, even if you don't have to worry about cross-platform idiosyncrasies. Users forget filenames, mistype them, can't remember the exact path to files they need, and more. The proper way to ask a user to select a file is to show them a list of the files in the current directory and ask them to select from that list. You also need to allow them to navigate between directories, insert and remove disks, mount network servers, and more.

Most graphical user interfaces provide standard widgets for selecting a file. In Java the platform's native file selector widget is exposed through the java.awt.FileDialog class. Like many native peer-based classes, however, FileDialog doesn't behave exactly the same on all platforms. Therefore, Swing provides a pure Java implementation of a file dialog, the javax.swing.JFileChooser class. JFileChooser has much more reliable though less native cross-platform behavior.

Basic I/O

Introducing I/O

Output Streams

Input Streams

Data Sources

File Streams

Network Streams

Filter Streams

Filter Streams

Print Streams

Data Streams

Streams in Memory

Compressing Streams

JAR Archives

Cryptographic Streams

Object Serialization

New I/O

Buffers

Channels

Nonblocking I/O

The File System

Working with Files

File Dialogs and Choosers

Text

Character Sets and Unicode

Readers and Writers

Formatted I/O with java.text

Devices

The Java Communications API

USB

The J2ME Generic Connection Framework

Bluetooth

Character Sets



Java I/O
Java I/O
ISBN: 0596527500
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 244

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