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From Martin Porter <>
Subject RE: Ant Custom Task & Swing Client Problem
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:01:57 GMT

The only problem is that our deployment is pretty complex and invloves
calling (at a future date) other GUI elements that are part of the
various products that we offer. These run both standalone but are
also used as part of the build process. I will take a look at the
InputHandler class but I dont think it will be enough to serve
our needs.....

Thanks for the pointer though...

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: 12 February 2003 13:48
Subject: AW: Ant Custom Task & Swing Client Problem

There were some discussions on Ant-Dev Maillinglist about InputHandler.

"You know that a Swing or AWT InputHandler and the <input> task could do the

Maybe you can use the <input> directly or get some hints from
and the*.

Jan Matèrne

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Von: Martin Porter []
Gesendet am: Mittwoch, 12. Februar 2003 13:30
Betreff: Ant Custom Task & Swing Client Problem


I have written a custom Ant task that calls a client written in Swing
that simply opens a window and requsts input from a few drop down
boxes. I then use the Project get/set methods so set up
properties related to user selection. All works fine but I cant get
the window to stay open (without putting a Thread.sleep() in the
custom task).

The window opens and then immediately closes again (as if the
ActionListeners are not there). It  is not a classpath issue or
anything like that as if the Thread.sleep() is used the GUI is found
and opens as as expected. It then closes and sets the right values
when the sleep() expires...

When I run this from the command line or Visual Cafe it works fine
and the window stays open as you would normally expect. It is only
a problem rwhen run from Ant. Its there something that I should be
doing to ensure the window stays open. I am not a GUI developer so
any simple explainations welcome !

I am using Ant 1.5.1 on Windows 2000...


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