julihx julihx - 8 days ago 5
Java Question

How to restrict file choosers in java to specific files

private void openMenuActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {

DBmanager db = new DBmanager();
if (!db.getCurrentUser().equals("Admin")) {
JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, "You are Not Allowed to Run Applications");
JFileChooser fileChooser = new JFileChooser();
fileChooser.setFileSelectionMode(JFileChooser.FILES_ONLY);
fileChooser.addChoosableFileFilter(new FileNameExtensionFilter("PDF Documents", "pdf"));
fileChooser.addChoosableFileFilter(new FileNameExtensionFilter("MS Office Documents", "docx", "xlsx", "pptx"));
fileChooser.addChoosableFileFilter(new FileNameExtensionFilter("Images", "jpg", "png", "gif", "bmp"));
fileChooser.setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed(false);
int returnVal = fileChooser.showOpenDialog(this);

if (returnVal == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION) {
File file = fileChooser.getSelectedFile();

if (Desktop.isDesktopSupported()) {
try {
Desktop.getDesktop().open(file);
} catch (Exception e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}
} else if (db.getCurrentUser().equals("Admin")) {
JFileChooser fileChooser = new JFileChooser();
fileChooser.setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed(true);
int returnVal = fileChooser.showOpenDialog(this);
if (returnVal == JFileChooser.APPROVE_OPTION) {
File file = fileChooser.getSelectedFile();
if (Desktop.isDesktopSupported()) {
try {
Desktop.getDesktop().open(file);
} catch (Exception e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}
}// TODO add your handling code here:
}


Hi guys....I'm trying to filter files in a file filter by setting
fileChooser.setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed(false);
. The "all files" option disappears from the
FileChooser
but all files remain visible unless you select an option from PDF documents,ms Office or images.I want to have only my 3 custom filters upon opening the file chooser.

Answer

For example, if you want to filter your JFileChooser to strictly display most commonly found image files, you would use something like this:

FileNameExtensionFilter filter = new FileNameExtensionFilter("Image Files", "jpg", "png", "gif", "jpeg");
JFileChooser fileChooser = new JFileChooser();
fileChooser.setFileFilter(filter);

The first argument is the description (what gets displayed upon selection at the bottom) and the second argument are the informal file extensions.