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I search for a possibility to start a rich dialog event with the function keys on the keyboard, e.g. to use F5 for refresh. I was successful to use the normal keys for characters or digits, but not for the function keys. How could this be possible?

asked 31.03.2011 at 04:57

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Matthias Lang
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I did have the same problem and solved it like this:

I added buttons to the Rich Dialog panel for which I wanted to call events from function keys. For the buttons I added a normal event that handles the normal click of the button. Furthermore I added a ActionListener in the initialize() method of the panel that reacts on function keys and then invoke the click of the button programmatically.

private void initialize(){

    KeyStroke refresh = KeyStroke.getKeyStroke(KeyEvent.VK_F5, 0);
    this.registerKeyboardAction(new IActionListener(){
        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event){
            if(RefreshButton.isEnabled() && RefreshButton.isVisible()){
    }, refresh, ULCRootPane.WHEN_IN_FOCUSED_WINDOW);

In the ActionListener we register a KeyStroke object for a key (in this case F5) as an action. The actionPerformed() method is then invoked when the user presses F5.

Instead of a button you can too use a hyper link and you even can make it invisible. If you do so, then do not forget to adapt the if part in my code.


answered 31.03.2011 at 07:32

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Andras Fejer
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