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    Default Displaying a selected image with a JFileChooser into a textarea


    I'm current struggling to display a image in a text area that needs to be selected with a JFileChooser. I can manage to get the file browser to come up and select the file I wish to load but I can't seem to get the GUI working to display it in to a text area, i have tried several ways but none of them working. Any idea?
    I've shown my code below and any help would be great!


    code 1
    Java Code:
    b3.addActionListener(new openFile());
    code 2
    Java Code:
    class openFile implements ActionListener {
            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e){
                new showFile();
    class showFile extends JComponent {
            JFileChooser fc = new JFileChooser(".");
            int resultat = fc.showOpenDialog(null);
               if(resultat == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION) {
                 //code for viewing image

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    Displaying a selected image with a JFileChooser into a textarea
    JTextArea is not designed to show images.
    You can show an image in a JLabel or draw it in a JPanel/JComponent.
    It is possible to show Images in a JTextPane but this is more advanced, ie, takes a lot more work.
    Java Code:
    public class Pseudo implements ActionListener {
        JFileChooser fileChooser;
        JLabel label = new JLabel();
        Pseudo() {
            instantiate and configure fileChooser
            you can use a FileFilter to show only image files
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        private void showDialog() {
            int retVal = fileChooser.showOpenDialog();
            if(retVal == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION) {
                File file = fileChooser.getSelectedFile();
                // bmp, gif, jpg, png files okay
                BufferedImage image =;
                // catch IOException
                label.setIcon(new ImageIcon(image));
                may need to revalidate label...
        public static void main(String[] args) {
           show label in JFrame along with a button to open dialog
           frame.add(new JScrollPane(label));  // center section

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    hi for all
    iwant to display an image in a textArea and then to encrypte this image with button click named crypter please can i get a help it's urgent and i have no time to wait please:eek::D

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