Hi !
Featured games (85)
games approved by the League of Dukes
Games in Showcase (636)
Games in Android Showcase (178)
games submitted by our members
Games in WIP (688)
games currently in development
News: Read the Java Gaming Resources, or peek at the official Java tutorials
    Home     Help   Search   Login   Register   
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
  overriding locale (swing l&f)  (Read 1221 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline lightbringer

Senior Newbie

Lone Wolf

« Posted 2006-11-03 21:54:54 »

I'm trying to get JFileChooser to display in english (defaults to german on my system). While localization is arguably a good thing, right at this moment for these small Swing apps (to be used internally) I don't want it stuffed down my throat. So I've tried all of the following method calls:

from main():
System.setProperty("user.language", "en");
System.setProperty("", "US");
UIManager.getDefaults().setDefaultLocale(new Locale("en", "US"));
JFileChooser.setDefaultLocale(new Locale("en", "US"));

and from actionPerformed():
fc.setLocale(new Locale("en", "", "")); // fc is instance of JFIleChooser
But the dialog box still shows up in german. Now if I pass -Duser.language=en -Duser.region=US to the vm it works just fine, but is there no programmatic way of getting around this? Or am I just missing some very fundamental concept?

Offline pepijnve

Junior Devvie

Java games rock!

« Reply #1 - Posted 2006-11-09 11:54:41 »

I've tried this on my machine and it works just fine here. I simply added
static {
  Locale.setDefault(new Locale("fr", "BE"));

to the class containing the main method and this has the expected behavior of making swing french.
Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #2 - Posted 2006-11-09 12:51:47 »

Are you web-starting (JWS) the app?  I don't know anything about how Locale works, but since JWS loads Swing before any code of your program starts, if Locale must be set at start-up (and can't be changed) then the VM option in the JNLP file may be the only way to go.


Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline lightbringer

Senior Newbie

Lone Wolf

« Reply #3 - Posted 2006-11-09 21:44:36 »

No JWS, but launched from within Eclipse. Thank you, the static block worked perfectly. =)

Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
You cannot reply to this message, because it is very, very old.

Dwinin (74 views)
2015-11-07 13:29:08

Rems19 (81 views)
2015-10-31 01:36:56

Rems19 (79 views)
2015-10-31 01:32:37

williamwoles (107 views)
2015-10-23 10:42:59

williamwoles (93 views)
2015-10-23 10:42:45

Jervac_ (111 views)
2015-10-18 23:29:12

DarkCart (137 views)
2015-10-16 00:58:11

KaiHH (118 views)
2015-10-11 14:10:14

KaiHH (158 views)
2015-10-11 13:26:18

BurntPizza (173 views)
2015-10-08 03:11:46
Rendering resources
by Roquen
2015-11-13 14:37:59

Rendering resources
by Roquen
2015-11-13 14:36:58

Math: Resources
by Roquen
2015-10-22 07:46:10

Networking Resources
by Roquen
2015-10-16 07:12:30

Rendering resources
by Roquen
2015-10-15 07:40:48

Math: Inequality properties
by Roquen
2015-10-01 13:30:46

Math: Inequality properties
by Roquen
2015-09-30 16:06:05

HotSpot Options
by Roquen
2015-08-29 11:33:11 is not responsible for the content posted by its members, including references to external websites, and other references that may or may not have a relation with our primarily gaming and game production oriented community. inquiries and complaints can be sent via email to the info‑account of the company managing the website of java‑
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Managed by Enhanced Four Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!