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Exception in JFileChooser.setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed

Q: After installing the Java 1.4.1 Update 1 on Mac OS X 10.2, my application throws an ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException whenever I call JFileChooser.setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed . What's the problem?

A: This is a known problem that emerged with 1.4.1 Update 1 for Jaguar systems. The problem occurs when a JFileChooser has already received calls to addChoosableFileFilter or setFileFilter . If the call to setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed is made before any other state management is done on the JFileChooser , the problem can be avoided. This workaround should be manageable in any circumstance.

Some applications reuse a single JFileChooser that may have setAcceptAllFileFilterUsed called on the fly, based on changing runtime conditions. In such a case, you would need to construct a separate JFileChooser for each "Accept All" or "Don't Accept All" scenario to sufficiently work around this problem.

[Oct 07, 2003]

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