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Offline trollwarrior1
« Posted 2014-04-09 09:48:44 »

I'm currently making a certain program. I have a JComboBox setup. Here is the code.

dropdown=new JComboBox<SpriteSheet>();

So I create a that box with spritesheet as its generic type or component or how the **** that's called.

This is how I put objects to it.

The problem that causes me is this.

I think you understand what I want to do.

I would like to set like some kind of listener or something that would display the name of the object as I wish, not the actual object id or how is that called.

So it would look something like this:
dropdown.setTitleListener(new TitleListener() {
   public String getTitle(SpriteSheet sheet) {
      return "title";

This is just pseudo-code and it doesn't exist. I think you know what I want to achieve. I don't even know how to name it..
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-04-09 09:51:49 »

You want to get the objects type in a human readable form?...

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Offline trollwarrior1
« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-04-09 09:57:27 »

I want to be able to display any string for any object in the JComboBox. I want to be able to put different objects and be able to name them however I want, not the object name.

I mean, atm this is what it does.
renderString = object;

Which gives that objects package path, class name and object number or something.

I want it to do this:
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Offline Danny02
« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-04-09 10:26:31 »

just override the toString method in Spritesheet
and the thing between the <> is called type argument
Offline trollwarrior1
« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-04-09 10:36:59 »


I'm still not quite sure why there isn't something like I described (I will assume there isn't until someone proves otherwise Cheesy)

I would say this isn't a good fix, a hack rather.
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« Reply #5 - Posted 2014-04-09 10:44:58 »

I think it's what you looking for:

Offline trollwarrior1
« Reply #6 - Posted 2014-04-09 10:50:50 »

Thanks I will look into it later.

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