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Limit JTextField input to a maximum lengthTag(s): Swing


import com.sun.java.swing.text.*;

public class JTextFieldLimit extends PlainDocument {
  private int limit;
  // optional uppercase conversion
  private boolean toUppercase = false;
  
  JTextFieldLimit(int limit) {
   super();
   this.limit = limit;
   }
   
  JTextFieldLimit(int limit, boolean upper) {
   super();
   this.limit = limit;
   toUppercase = upper;
   }
 
  public void insertString
    (int offset, String  str, AttributeSet attr)
      throws BadLocationException {
   if (str == null) return;

   if ((getLength() + str.length()) <= limit) {
     if (toUppercase) str = str.toUpperCase();
     super.insertString(offset, str, attr);
     }
   }
}

 
import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;

 public class DemoJTextFieldWithLimit extends JApplet{
   JTextField textfield1;
   JLabel label1;

   public void init() {
     getContentPane().setLayout(new FlowLayout());
     //
     label1 = new JLabel("max 10 chars");
     textfield1 = new JTextField(15);
     getContentPane().add(label1);
     getContentPane().add(textfield1);
     textfield1.setDocument
        (new JTextFieldLimit(10));
     }
}

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