Giovanrich Giovanrich - 6 months ago 162
Java Question

How do we disable editing options on JDateChooser?

I am using a

JDateChooser
to allow the user to input date. How do I disable editing option on the text field that appears? I would not want the user to type anything in that text field - input should only be entered by clicking from the calendar. How do I achieve that?

Below is my code:

public class PQReport {
// product quotations report

public JPanel panel;

public PQReport() {
panel = new JPanel();
panel.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(125, 300));
initUI();

}

public void initUI() {
panel.setLayout(new net.miginfocom.swing.MigLayout());
JDateChooser chooser = new JDateChooser();
chooser.setLocale(Locale.US);
//chooser.isEditable(false);
chooser.setDateFormatString("yyyy-MM-dd");
panel.add(new JLabel("Date of Birth:"));
panel.add(chooser);
panel.add(new JButton("click"));
}

public static void main(String[] args) {

SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

@Override
public void run() {
PQReport rep = new PQReport();
JFrame f = new JFrame();
f.setSize(400, 400);
f.setVisible(true);
f.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
f.add(rep.panel);

}
});
}
}

Answer

One approach is to invoke setEditable(false) on the chooser's IDateEditor, JTextFieldDateEditor.

JDateChooser chooser = new JDateChooser();
JTextFieldDateEditor editor = (JTextFieldDateEditor) chooser.getDateEditor();
editor.setEditable(false);