Stop a event from bubbling in GWT

I have the following snippet of code, changeTextArea is a TextArea object.

changeTextArea.addKeyboardListener(new KeyboardListenerAdapter()
  public void onKeyPress( Widget sender, char keyCode, int modifier){
    //do something

How would I stop the Event that is causing this method to be called from bubbling up from changeTextArea into the Panels/Widgets/Composites/Whatever that contain changeTextArea. Put succinctly, how do I stop it from bubbling any further. Any help would be appreciated (especially code samples).

Asked by: Rafael210 | Posted: 28-01-2022

Answer 1

As far as I know you can't do it via a keyboard listener, but it is possible by adding an event preview using the DOM class:

DOM.addEventPreview(EventPreview preview) 

Then when you get the event:

onEventPreview(Event event) 

You should return false, to say you want to cancel the event. The Event object also supports this method:

public final void cancelBubble(boolean cancel)

Cancels bubbling for the given event. This will stop the event from being propagated to parent elements.

You can find more details here:

Answered by: Julia954 | Posted: 01-03-2022

Answer 2

You can definitely use the Event's cancelBubble() and preventDefault() methods from within any code that has access to the Event. There's no need to have an event preview...

Answered by: Melanie154 | Posted: 01-03-2022

Answer 3

You can call the sender's cancelKey() event. Here's an example that will only allow numbers to be inputted, all other keys get rejected.

private class RowColChangeHandler implements KeyPressHandler {

    public void onKeyPress(KeyPressEvent event) {
        char keyCode = event.getCharCode();
        if(keyCode <48 || keyCode >57)

Answered by: Julian280 | Posted: 01-03-2022

Answer 4

you could reach it when possible by doing event.doit = false

Answered by: Chelsea857 | Posted: 01-03-2022

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