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Copy text from a disabled JTextField

Posted by: admin December 28, 2021 Leave a comment

Questions:

Is it possible to allow a user to copy text from within a disabled JTextField? At the moment if I have a text field that is disabled, the user is unable to select the text to copy and paste into another app.

Answers:

Make the text field non editable, then you can still use the mouse to select text.

You can also change the font color to make it look disabled.

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Camickr’s suggestions are the right on, but alternatively you could add a right click menu option with a copy action.