I’m writing a custom file selection component. In my UI, first the user clicks a button, which pops a
JFileChooser; when it is closed, the absolute path of the selected file is written to a
The problem is, absolute paths are usually long, which causes the text field to enlarge, making its container too wide.
I’ve tried this, but it didn’t do anything, the text field is still too wide:
fileNameTextField.setMaximumSize(new java.awt.Dimension(450, 2147483647));
Currently, when it is empty, it is already 400px long, because of
GridBagConstraints attached to it.
I’d like it to be like text fields in HTML pages, which have a fixed size and do not enlarge when the input is too long.
So, how do I set the max size for a
It may depend on the layout manager your text field is in. Some layout managers expand and some do not. Some expand only in some cases, others always.
I’m assuming you’re doing
filedNameTextField = new JTextField(80); // 80 == columns
If so, for most reasonable layouts, the field should not change size (at least, it shouldn’t grow). Often layout managers behave badly when put into
In my experience, trying to control the sizes via
setPreferredWidth and so on are precarious at best. Swing decided on its own with the layout manager and there’s little you can do about it.
All that being said, I have no had the problem you are experiencing, which leads me to believe that some judicious use of a layout manager will solve the problem.