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JComboBox: adding automatic completion-Backspace
JComboBox: adding automatic completion-Backspace
  

//Code from: http://www.orbital-computer.de/JComboBox/
/*
Inside JComboBox: adding automatic completion

Author: Thomas Bierhance
        thomas@orbital-computer.de
*/

/*
Backspace

One inconvenience is that after hitting backspace the selection is not moved backwards as one would expect. I first thought that this be would easy to implement. However, it came out that there are some tramps one should be aware of.

First, have a look when and how (parameters) the remove method is called...


*/
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.text.*;

public class S13RemoveTest extends PlainDocument {
    JComboBox comboBox;
    ComboBoxModel model;
    JTextComponent editor;
    // flag to indicate if setSelectedItem has been called
    // subsequent calls to remove/insertString should be ignored
    boolean selecting=false;
    boolean hidePopupOnFocusLoss;
    
    public S13RemoveTest(final JComboBox comboBox) {
        this.comboBox = comboBox;
        model = comboBox.getModel();
        editor = (JTextComponentcomboBox.getEditor().getEditorComponent();
        editor.setDocument(this);
        comboBox.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                if (!selectinghighlightCompletedText(0);
            }
        });
        editor.addKeyListener(new KeyAdapter() {
            public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
                if (comboBox.isDisplayable()) comboBox.setPopupVisible(true);
            }
        });
        // Bug 5100422 on Java 1.5: Editable JComboBox won't hide popup when tabbing out
        hidePopupOnFocusLoss=System.getProperty("java.version").startsWith("1.5");
        // Highlight whole text when gaining focus
        editor.addFocusListener(new FocusAdapter() {
            public void focusGained(FocusEvent e) {
                highlightCompletedText(0);
            }
            public void focusLost(FocusEvent e) {
                // Workaround for Bug 5100422 - Hide Popup on focus loss
                if (hidePopupOnFocusLosscomboBox.setPopupVisible(false);
            }
        });
        // Handle initially selected object
        Object selected = comboBox.getSelectedItem();
        if (selected!=nullsetText(selected.toString());
        highlightCompletedText(0);
    }
    
    public void remove(int offs, int lenthrows BadLocationException {
        // return immediately when selecting an item
        if (selectingreturn;
        System.out.println("remove " + len + " at " + offs);
        super.remove(offs, len);
    }
    
    public void insertString(int offs, String str, AttributeSet athrows BadLocationException {
        // return immediately when selecting an item
        if (selectingreturn;
        // insert the string into the document
        super.insertString(offs, str, a);
        // lookup and select a matching item
        Object item = lookupItem(getText(0, getLength()));
        if (item != null) {
            setSelectedItem(item);
        else {
            // keep old item selected if there is no match
            item = comboBox.getSelectedItem();
            // imitate no insert (later on offs will be incremented by str.length(): selection won't move forward)
            offs = offs-str.length();
            // provide feedback to the user that his input has been received but can not be accepted
            comboBox.getToolkit().beep()// when available use: UIManager.getLookAndFeel().provideErrorFeedback(comboBox);
        }
        setText(item.toString());
        // select the completed part
        highlightCompletedText(offs+str.length());
    }
    
    private void setText(String text) {
        try {
            // remove all text and insert the completed string
            super.remove(0, getLength());
            super.insertString(0, text, null);
        catch (BadLocationException e) {
            throw new RuntimeException(e.toString());
        }
    }
    
    private void highlightCompletedText(int start) {
        editor.setCaretPosition(getLength());
        editor.moveCaretPosition(start);
    }
    
    private void setSelectedItem(Object item) {
        selecting = true;
        model.setSelectedItem(item);
        selecting = false;
    }
    
    private Object lookupItem(String pattern) {
        Object selectedItem = model.getSelectedItem();
        // only search for a different item if the currently selected does not match
        if (selectedItem != null && startsWithIgnoreCase(selectedItem.toString(), pattern)) {
            return selectedItem;
        else {
            // iterate over all items
            for (int i=0, n=model.getSize(); i < n; i++) {
                Object currentItem = model.getElementAt(i);
                // current item starts with the pattern?
                if (startsWithIgnoreCase(currentItem.toString(), pattern)) {
                    return currentItem;
                }
            }
        }
        // no item starts with the pattern => return null
        return null;
    }
    
    // checks if str1 starts with str2 - ignores case
    private boolean startsWithIgnoreCase(String str1, String str2) {
        return str1.toUpperCase().startsWith(str2.toUpperCase());
    }
    
    private static void createAndShowGUI() {
        // the combo box (add/modify items if you like to)
        JComboBox comboBox = new JComboBox(new Object[] {"Ester""Jordi""Jordina""Jorge""Sergi"});
        // has to be editable
        comboBox.setEditable(true);
        // change the editor's document
        new S13RemoveTest(comboBox);
        
        // create and show a window containing the combo box
        JFrame frame = new JFrame();
        frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(3);
        frame.getContentPane().add(comboBox);
        frame.pack(); frame.setVisible(true);
    }
    
    
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {
                createAndShowGUI();
            }
        });
    }
}
           
         
    
  
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