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Validate a value on the lostFocus event


import java.awt.event.FocusEvent;
import java.awt.event.FocusListener;

import javax.swing.JComponent;
import javax.swing.JTextField;
import javax.swing.SwingUtilities;

public class Main {
  JTextField tf1;
  public void init() {
    tf1 = new JTextField(5);
    tf1.addFocusListener(new FocusListener() {
      public void focusGained(FocusEvent e) {
      public void focusLost(FocusEvent e) {
        if (!e.isTemporary()) {
          String content = tf1.getText();
          if (!content.equals("a") ) {
            System.out.println("illegal value! " + content);
            SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new FocusGrabber(tf1));

class FocusGrabber implements Runnable {
  private JComponent component;

  public FocusGrabber(JComponent component) {
    this.component = component;

  public void run() {


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