BUG: java.awt.event.KeyListener.keyTyped Method Does Not Work

This article was previously published under Q190301
SYMPTOMS
The methods java.awt.event.KeyEvent.setKeyChar andjava.awt.event.KeyEvent.consume have no effect on the AWT control whencalled from within the java.awt.event.KeyListener.keyTyped method.
RESOLUTION
The workaround is to move the event handling from the keyTyped method tothe keyPressed method.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create a Java project and paste the following code into a file called "TestKeyTyped.java":
    import java.applet.*;import java.awt.*;import java.awt.event.*;public class TestKeyTyped extends Applet{   TestPanel myTestPanel;   public void init()   {      myTestPanel = new TestPanel();      add(myTestPanel);   }}class TestPanel extends Panel implements KeyListener{   TextArea myTextArea;   TestPanel()   {     setLayout(new BorderLayout());     add("West", new Label("Lower case \'a\' should change to upper "       + "case \'A\' and \'%\' should be consumed:"));     myTextArea = new TextArea(1, 25);     add("Center", myTextArea);     myTextArea.addKeyListener(this);   }   public void keyTyped(KeyEvent e)   {      char ch = e.getKeyChar();      if (ch == 'a')      {         e.setKeyChar('A');   // Bug: Has no effect within                              // keyTyped      }      else if (ch == '%')      {         e.consume();         // Bug: Has no effect                              // within keyTyped      }      else      {         e.setKeyChar(ch);    // Bug: Has no effect within                              // keyTyped      }      System.out.println("Modified event to be: "+e+                          " Consumed:"+e.isConsumed());    }    public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e)   {      // WORKAROUND      // Cutting the above code from the keyTyped method      // and pasting it here will cause the setKeyChar and      // consume calls to work.  }   public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e)   {   }}						
  2. Copy the following text into a file called "TestKeyTyped.html":
    <appletname="TestKeyTyped"code="TestKeyTyped"width="600"height="50"align="Top"></applet>						
  3. Build the project and execute it with the Internet Explorer browser.
The correct behavior when running this applet is for any "a" typed in thetext area to be converted to "A" before being displayed and for any "%"typed in the text area to be consumed without being displayed on thescreen. This does not work due to the bug mentioned above.
REFERENCES
For support information about Visual J++ and the SDK for Java, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
KeyListener keyTyped KeyEvent TextArea setKeyChar consume
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รหัสบทความ: 190301 - การตรวจสอบครั้งสุดท้าย: 06/14/2006 21:12:00 - ฉบับแก้ไข: 4.0

Microsoft Software Development Kit for Java 2.02, Microsoft Software Development Kit for Java 2.01, Microsoft Software Development Kit for Java 2.02, Microsoft Software Development Kit for Java 3.0, Microsoft Software Development Kit for Java 3.1, Microsoft Software Development Kit for Java 3.2, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2

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