2xxx2 2xxx2 - 1 year ago 109
Java Question

Java JTree from directory (shows full path instead of just the name of the file)

I wanted to make a tree from an existing directory, so that it shows all of the subfolders and files inside. I did it with this code:

File file = new File(path);
TreeModel model = new FileTreeModel(file);
JTree tree = new JTree(model);

But now it shows the full path instead of just the folder/file name. If you don't know what I mean, this might help: java tree
Please help... I wanted to find the solution online but I didn't know how to describe the problem. :/

import java.io.File;
import java.util.ArrayList;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JTree;
import javax.swing.WindowConstants;
import javax.swing.event.TreeModelListener;
import javax.swing.tree.TreeModel;
import javax.swing.tree.TreePath;

class FileTreeModel implements TreeModel {
    private final ArrayList<TreeModelListener>  mListeners  = new ArrayList<>();
    private final MyFile                        mFile;

    public FileTreeModel(final MyFile pFile) {
        mFile = pFile;
    @Override public Object getRoot() {
        return mFile;
    @Override public Object getChild(final Object pParent, final int pIndex) {
        return ((MyFile) pParent).listFiles()[pIndex];
    @Override public int getChildCount(final Object pParent) {
        return ((MyFile) pParent).listFiles().length;
    @Override public boolean isLeaf(final Object pNode) {
        return !((MyFile) pNode).isDirectory();
    @Override public void valueForPathChanged(final TreePath pPath, final Object pNewValue) {
        System.out.println("FileTreeModel.valueForPathChanged(" + pPath + ", " + pNewValue + ")");
    @Override public int getIndexOfChild(final Object pParent, final Object pChild) {
        final MyFile[] files = ((MyFile) pParent).listFiles();
        for (int i = 0; i < files.length; i++) {
            if (files[i] == pChild) return i;
        return -1;
    @Override public void addTreeModelListener(final TreeModelListener pL) {
    @Override public void removeTreeModelListener(final TreeModelListener pL) {

class MyFile {
    private final File mFile;

    public MyFile(final File pFile) {
        mFile = pFile;

    public boolean isDirectory() {
        return mFile.isDirectory();

    public MyFile[] listFiles() {
        final File[] files = mFile.listFiles();
        if (files == null) return null;
        if (files.length < 1) return new MyFile[0];

        final MyFile[] ret = new MyFile[files.length];
        for (int i = 0; i < ret.length; i++) {
            final File f = files[i];
            ret[i] = new MyFile(f);
        return ret;

    @Override public String toString() {
        return mFile.getName();

public class FileWrapperDeluxe {
    public static void main(final String[] args) {
        final JFrame f = new JFrame();
        f.setBounds(100, 100, 400, 400);

        final File file = new File("C:\\");
        final MyFile mf = new MyFile(file);
        final TreeModel model = new FileTreeModel(mf);
        final JTree tree = new JTree(model);