JDK-4241787 : JTabbedPane: getTabForLocation(x,y)
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: javax.swing
  • Affected Version: 1.2.1
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 1999-05-27
  • Updated: 2000-03-09
  • Resolved: 2000-03-09
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1.4.0 betaFixed

Name: vi73552			Date: 05/27/99

The JTabbedPane does not allow to know which tab (and not its
associated pane) is currently pointed by the mouse. So there is
no way to add a "special" mouse handler. 

- Bring a popup menu when r-click on a tab
- Customize tab content when d-click.

A method like getTabAT(x,y) or equivalent would be appreciated.


You also fixed the display of the Tab to a Label (which is a nice
default). You could use the same approach you used with trees,
lists and tables where a cell renderer can be set.

ex: setTabRenderer(myOwnRenderer).
(Review ID: 83567) 

CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: merlin merlin-beta FIXED IN: merlin merlin-beta INTEGRATED IN: merlin-beta

EVALUATION excellent idea. (renderer rfe filed separately: 4318509). amy.fowler@Eng 2000-03-02 Added: /** * Returns the tab index corresponding to the tab whose bounds * intersect the specified location. Returns -1 if no tab * intersects the location. * * @param x the x location relative to this tabbedpane * @param y the y location relative to this tabbedpane * @return the tab index which intersects the location, or * -1 if no tab intersects the location * @since 1.4 */ public int indexAtLocation(int x, int y) { if (ui != null) { return ((TabbedPaneUI)ui).tabForCoordinate(this, x, y); } return -1; } amy.fowler@Eng 2000-03-02