Custom URL Chooser Issue

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Custom URL Chooser Issue

Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:29 pm

Can someone help me troubleshoot my issue with a Custom URL chooser? I have created a custom URL chooser and it works for the most part when using the open URL or insert functions. If however I call the URL choosers from a properties editor (the thing that pops up when you click on an opening tag) it doesn’t quite work.

I have a custom modal JDialog that I create and then show. My code always blocks until I have selected a path in my dialog as it should. When calling the URL choosers from a properties editor, as soon as I set my custom JDialog to visible, the properties editor and brow dialog disappear and will never get the URL chosen.

The action code essentially looks like this:

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 Action TFS_browse_Action = new AbstractAction("CMS") {
       URL url;

       public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent arg0) {
          Frame frame = (Frame) pluginWorkspaceAccess.getParentFrame();
          final JDialog temp = new JDialog(frame, "CMS File Chooser", true);
          if(url != null)
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Re: Custom URL Chooser Issue

Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:22 am

Hum, looks like I was able to get it to work by casing the frame to a window and using the JAVA document modal. Not sure if it’s the correct way though.

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 new JDialog((Window)frame, "Searching", ModalityType.DOCUMENT_MODAL);
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Re: Custom URL Chooser Issue

Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:53 am


The properties dialog is a non modal dialog. It also has a custom behavior to automatically hide when it loses focus to a component outside its hierarchy. I think that's what is happening in your case. You should be able to fix it by using the focused window as the parent for your dialog:

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Window parentWindow = (Window) pluginWorkspaceAccess.getParentFrame();
Window focusedWindow = KeyboardFocusManager.getCurrentKeyboardFocusManager().getFocusedWindow();
if (focusedWindow != null) {
  parentWindow = focusedWindow;
JDialog temp = new JDialog(parentWindow , "CMS File Chooser", true);

Best regards,

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