How to install Java 8 SE and run Income Tax India ITR 2019 Java utilities in Linux

Those who want to run the ITR Java utilities released by the Income Tax Department India on Linux, must note that Java 8 SE is no more supported by Oracle. It is outdated and has security bugs which have been fixed in future versions. Future versions do not run the ITR utilities. Follow below at … Continue reading How to install Java 8 SE and run Income Tax India ITR 2019 Java utilities in Linux

How to code multiple line tooltips with bold text

Many Java programs use tool tips in Java Swing to display more information when the mouse cursor hovers over a button or text field. There is a method of making text within that tool tip bold, italics, colored and more. Below is an illustration of the command that uses HTML tags to display that formatting … Continue reading How to code multiple line tooltips with bold text

GridLayout struggle when it has excess rows and how to overcome

In my Java code, I am using GridLayout (line shown in red) in code below: frame = new JFrame("Contacts Details"); frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE); mainPanel = new JPanel(); buttonPanel = new JPanel(); mainPanel.setLayout(new GridLayout(9, 3)); buttonPanel.setLayout(new GridLayout(1, 3)); The result was this: Name [                        ] (Text Box for name) City [                        ] (Text Box for City) Cell [                        … Continue reading GridLayout struggle when it has excess rows and how to overcome

How to filter selection of files by extension in Java Swing’s JFileChooser

Display of files of a particular extension like .txt or .csv in JFileChooser can be done using the FileNameExtensionFilter in Java as follows: fileChooser = new JFileChooser(); fileChooser.setSelectedFile(null); FileNameExtensionFilter fileFilter = new FileNameExtensionFilter("CSV Files", "csv"); fileChooser.setFileFilter(fileFilter); fileChooser.showOpenDialog(frame);

How to make a form refer to the parent frame using a JDialog

Below code segment shows how to use a JDialog to refer to a parent frame. MyApp.java public class MyApp { JDialog dialog; JFrame parentFrame; public static void main(String[] args) { MyApp app = new MyApp(); app.gui(); } public void gui() { //The parentFrame parentFrame = new JFrame(); parentFrame = setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE); //The dialog dialog = new … Continue reading How to make a form refer to the parent frame using a JDialog

Read data from a JTable created from AbstractTableModel

If you have a JTable in Java created with an AbstractTableModel, you can read the data from it, using following: int rowCount = testTable.getRowCount(); for (int i = 0; i < rowCount; i++) { String mColumn1 = (String) testTable.getModel().getValueAt(i, 0); String mColumn2 = (String) testTable.getModel().getValueAt(i, 1); } Alternatively, you could also try where the JTable … Continue reading Read data from a JTable created from AbstractTableModel

Delete a selected row in JTable with a custom model

DefaultTableModel model = (DefaultTableModel) myTable.getModel(); //Get reference to model model.removeRow(x); //Remove row x You can also add a method deleteRow(int row) to your custom model class code as in: public class MyTableModel extends AbstractModel { private Vector dataVector = new Vector(); String[] columnNames = {"First Name", "Last Name", "Age"}; public int getRowCount() { if (dataVector.size() … Continue reading Delete a selected row in JTable with a custom model