Hi. My problem i guess it is simple but i guess I'm simple as well :). The problem is the flowing: I have a JTextFead and a search method for IDs. The IDs are 7 char long. I want to be able when the user enters 7 chars the search method to be invoked. My first idea was a focus listener and a if statement if the chars are 7 then search, but that requires the txf to lose focus and on the regain then it searches. My other idea was to detect key events but niter is a good idea I guess =/.