July 24, 1998

Stabilized Scrollbars

Numerous awt Components provide their own Scrollbars when needed. However, when you first employ one explicitly, perhaps for adjusting colors, you may encounter a frustrating problem. On some platforms the

Enable Pasting to Spreadsheets

A TextArea is ideal for presenting tabular results from an applet or application. It provides Scrollbars automatically when the text exceeds the available screen space. But despite careful use of

Avoid Premature Dialog Closure

On some platforms, hitting the “Enter” key to terminate input to a TextField will cause the whole dialog box to disappear, as if you had clicked an “OK” button. If

Displaying Help from an Application

It’s tempting to use an HTML file to provide help for a Java application, but how do you know which browser is installed on the run time platform and where