Post by Sophia Kossi » Thu, 03 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I built a user interface within awt which contains several lists. Each
list has got different options. The user can click on one of these options
and the text populates a textarea. There is a different textarea per list.
So far so good. However, I wanted the user to be able to enter more text
in the textarea if he/she wishes to do so, or alter the current one. This
is not feasible and I don't see why at all.

I made a simpler applet to test this issue, and I get the same bug. I
attach the code. Any ideas please?

import java.applet.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;

public class ListExample extends Applet {
   TextField listStatus, extra;
   List scrollingList;

   public void init() {
   scrollingList = new List(3,true);


   listStatus=new TextField ("you selected plato");
   extra = new TextField("where's this?");
   boolean print=listStatus.isEditable();
   System.out.println("can I edit it? " + print);

      public boolean handleEvent(Event evt) {
         String selectionString;
         Integer selection;

   if( scrollingList) {
      selection=(Integer) evt.arg;
      selectionString="You selected entry " +
      boolean why=listStatus.isEditable();
      System.out.println("editable in here? " + why);
   else if ( == Event.LIST_DESELECT) {
      selection=(Integer) evt.arg;
      selectionString="you deselected entry " +
      boolean why2=listStatus.isEditable();
      System.out.println("deselect editable " + why2);
return true;




<title>Good layout!</title>
<applet code="ListExample.class" height=400 width=600>
You need a java-enabled browser to see this.



Post by Stephen Llo » Wed, 09 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I copied your class into a CodeWarrior Java project. It seems to work as
you described it should. Selections of scrollingList show up in listStatus
and listStatus is editable:)


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