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Cut Paste Sample

Cut Paste Sample
import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.Container;
import java.util.Hashtable;

import javax.swing.Action;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTextArea;
import javax.swing.JTextField;
import javax.swing.text.DefaultEditorKit;

public class CutPasteSample {
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Cut/Paste Example");
    Container content = frame.getContentPane();

    JTextField textField = new JTextField();
    JTextArea textArea = new JTextArea();
    JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(textArea);

    content.add(textField, BorderLayout.NORTH);
    content.add(scrollPane, BorderLayout.CENTER);

    Action actions[] = textField.getActions();

    Action cutAction = TextUtilities.findAction(actions,
    Action copyAction = TextUtilities.findAction(actions,
    Action pasteAction = TextUtilities.findAction(actions,

    JPanel panel = new JPanel();
    content.add(panel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

    JButton cutButton = new JButton(cutAction);

    JButton copyButton = new JButton(copyAction);

    JButton pasteButton = new JButton(pasteAction);

    frame.setSize(250, 250);

class TextUtilities {
  private TextUtilities() {

  public static Action findAction(Action actions[], String key) {
    Hashtable commands = new Hashtable();
    for (int i = 0; i < actions.length; i++) {
      Action action = actions[i];
      commands.put(action.getValue(Action.NAME), action);
    return (Action) commands.get(key);


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