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    Avey is offline Member
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    Unhappy Handling different types of events

    Hi all, I'm doing an assignment for a class of mine that I would know how to do, and easily, If I were allowed to do it my way. Alas, my teacher wants we to develope a GUI project that allows for input and storage or words with definitions and their type (verb/adjective/noun). If I were developing this on my own I'd just do it all in one file.. But We must have separate files for our extended JFrame, actionlistener, and driver app.

    I am using radio buttons to select either to store the text as a noun, verb, or adjective. And I want the "add entry" button to do that. But before any of that, I must be able to handle both the selection of the radio buttons and the JButton at the same time. I have a generic type class WordLocker that takes Word objects (Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives) and stores them. The main problem I see with creating two classes where one will handle a radiobutton selection and one a button click is that I wouldn't know how to use my WordLocker class in both handlers simultaneously. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    tl;dr --- how to handle multiple events in the same class? possible?

    Java Code:
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import javax.swing.*;
    public class Controller implements ActionListener {
    	WordLocker myWordLocker = new WordLocker();
    	public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event) {
    	//handle input	
    		JRadioButton selectRadioButton = (JRadioButton) event.getSource();
    //		JButton buttonClicked = (JButton) event.getSource();
    //		System.out.println(buttonClicked.getActionCommand());
    	Window screen;
    	public void putscreen(Window s)
    		screen = s;
    import java.awt.*;
    import javax.swing.*;
    public class Window extends JFrame {
    	private static final int FRAME_HEIGHT = 200;
    	private static final int FRAME_WIDTH = 300;
    	private static final int FRAME_X_ORIGIN = 150;
    	private static final int FRAME_Y_ORIGIN = 250;
    	private static final int BUTTON_HEIGHT = 50;
    	private static final int BUTTON_WIDTH = 150;
    	private JButton addEntry;
    	private JButton meaning;
    	private JButton saveExit;
    	private JLabel myLabel;
    	private JRadioButton noun, adjective, verb;
    	private JPanel myPanel;
    	public void putListener(Controller l) 
    	public Window() {
    		super("My Dictionary");
    		setLayout(new FlowLayout());
    		Dimension dim = new Dimension(BUTTON_WIDTH, BUTTON_HEIGHT);
    		myLabel = new JLabel("This is a sentence.");
    		addEntry = new JButton("Add Entry");
    		meaning = new JButton("Definition");
    		saveExit = new JButton("Save and Close");
    		myPanel = new JPanel();
    		noun = new JRadioButton("Noun");
    		adjective = new JRadioButton("Adjective");
    		verb = new JRadioButton("Verb");
    		ButtonGroup group = new ButtonGroup();
    This spits out the text of the radiobutton so far.

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    monkeyjr97 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Handling different types of events

    Since you have the Actionlistener added just do this in your event handling:

    Then i would handle the events like this:

    Java Code:
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event) {
    if(event.getSource() == myButton) {
    System.out.print("My button pressed");
    else if(event.getSource() == anotherButton) {
    //do something
    You can put as many else if conditions and such as you like so each button does what you want it to, hope that clears it up

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