ADDITIONAL SYSTEM INFORMATION :
Any windows version, any JRE 7 or above
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
After the re-design of Swing in Java-7, many (if not all) tools that try to embed swing component suffer focus issues.
Internet Explorer: JDK-8056915
JDK-8056915 provides a fix for Internet Explorer only. I have tested on SWT that if the SWT embedded composite fakes to be Internet Explorer, focus behavior starts to work correctly.
REGRESSION : Last worked in version 8u161
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
See linked bug reports
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
When a embedded swing component is activated, the hosting component is notified of this focus in a correct way.
The hosting component is not notified of the swing component being activated
CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
See attached bug reports for work-arounds
FREQUENCY : always