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    Default JTextFields and adding data to ArrayList when enter button is pressed on the GUI

    Hello all,

    this is a very easy question to answer, it is just very hard for me to wrap my head around. I have a small program that has become a huge monster. I have three text fields to input last name, first name, and email. When I press the enter button I get the print out in the console but not in the text field I want the data to appear. For right now I need to figure out once the data is entered, how do I get that data and add it to my Array list. Listed below is the mess I have right now. If anyone can help it would be a huge benefit. Thank you all for your help.

    Java Code:
    private void enterButtonActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {                                            
            // TODO add your handling code here:
            enterButton.addActionListener(new ActionListener(){
                public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                    String lastName = lastNameTextField.getText();
                    String firstName = firstNameTextField.getText();
                    String email = emailTextField.getText();
                    String text = lastName + ": " + firstName  + " : " + email + "\n";

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    Default Re: JTextFields and adding data to ArrayList when enter button is pressed on the GUI

    First off, don't add an ActionListener in an event handler.
    Second, learn some more basics before using IDE-generated code.

    Here: How to Use Buttons, Check Boxes, and Radio Buttons (The Javaâ„¢ Tutorials > Creating a GUI With JFC/Swing > Using Swing Components)

    If you're forever cleaning cobwebs, it's time to get rid of the spiders.

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