Updated: 07/04/2002

Swing''s new JFormattedTextField component

Accepting formatted input doesn''t have to be difficult with input verifiers and focus listeners. This installment of Magic with Merlin shows you how to use the new JFormattedTextField component to prompt for numbers, dates, and formatted input. The Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE), version 1.4, adds two new Swing components to the palette of available GUI elements: JSpinner and JFormattedTextField.