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Celsius to fahrenheit


An example Clojure script illustrating how to use a GenericDialog and how to show information to the user.

The example is taken from the Clojure website.


;; Example taken from Clojure website

(import '(javax.swing JFrame JLabel JTextField JButton)
        '(java.awt.event ActionListener)
    '(java.awt GridLayout)
    '(java.lang NumberFormatException))

; Define a function that does all, and which takes no arguments
(defn celsius []
 ; Define the gui elements as variables that point to new instances
 ; of buttons, labels, etc.
 (let [frame (new JFrame "Celsius Converter")
       temp-text (new JTextField)
       celsius-label (new JLabel "Celsius")
       convert-button (new JButton "Convert")
       fahrenheit-label (new JLabel "Fahrenheit")]
   ; On the convert button, add an anonymous listener (proxy)
   ; In java it would be:  button.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
   ;                 public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent evt) { ... } } );
   (. convert-button
           (proxy [ActionListener] []
            (actionPerformed [evt]
            ; check that the entered string length is > 0
            (let [snum (.getText temp-text)]
              (if (> (.length snum) 0)
            ; check if the string is a number at all
            (try (let [num (Double/parseDouble snum)]
                   (. fahrenheit-label
                  (setText (str (+ 32 (* 1.8 num)) " Fahrenheit"))))
                          (catch java.lang.NumberFormatException e
                   (. fahrenheit-label
                  (setText "Not a number"))))
            ; else, hint what is needed
            (. fahrenheit-label
               (setText "Enter a number"))))))))
   ; The number format error prevention could have been written by adding
   ; an extended PlainDocument to the JTextField which only accepts valid numbers.
   ; BUT one cannot call super, so the call to super.insertString() cannot be made!

   ; On the frame, call all the following methods
   ; It could be done with many blocks like (. frame (add celsius-label)) etc.
   (doto frame
              (.setLayout (new GridLayout 2 2 3 3))
          (.add temp-text)
          (.add celsius-label)
          (.add convert-button)
          (.add fahrenheit-label)
          (.setSize 300 80)
          (.setVisible true))))
; Execute the function

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