Hello, I'm trying to make a chatting app just for educational purposes, to improve my skills and I got a question, or maybe a problem.

Look at the Code first:

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/*
 * clientApp.java
 *
 * Created on Oct 22, 2011, 12:16:43 PM
 */
package networkingClient;

import com.sun.tools.javac.comp.Enter;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.net.UnknownHostException;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import quicktime.app.ui.PressActionButton;

/**
 *
 * @author Home
 */
public class clientApp extends javax.swing.JFrame {

    Socket S;
    DataOutputStream DOS;
    String Message; 
    String Name;

    public clientApp() {
        initComponents();
       // getConnection();
    }

    /** This method is called from within the constructor to
     * initialize the form.
     * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is
     * always regenerated by the Form Editor.
     */
    @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">
    private void initComponents() {

        txtSendMessage = new javax.swing.JTextField();
        btnSendMessage = new javax.swing.JButton();
        jScrollPane1 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
        txtLog = new javax.swing.JTextArea();

        setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        setName("Form"); // NOI18N

        org.jdesktop.application.ResourceMap resourceMap = org.jdesktop.application.Application.getInstance(networkingServer.NetworkingApp.class).getContext().getResourceMap(clientApp.class);
        txtSendMessage.setText(resourceMap.getString("txtSendMessage.text")); // NOI18N
        txtSendMessage.setName("txtSendMessage"); // NOI18N
        txtSendMessage.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageActionPerformed(evt);
            }
        });
        txtSendMessage.addKeyListener(new java.awt.event.KeyAdapter() {
            public void keyTyped(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageKeyTyped(evt);
            }
            public void keyPressed(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageKeyPressed(evt);
            }
        });

        btnSendMessage.setText(resourceMap.getString("btnSendMessage.text")); // NOI18N
        btnSendMessage.setName("btnSendMessage"); // NOI18N
        btnSendMessage.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                btnSendMessageActionPerformed(evt);
            }
        });

        jScrollPane1.setName("jScrollPane1"); // NOI18N

        txtLog.setColumns(20);
        txtLog.setRows(5);
        txtLog.setName("txtLog"); // NOI18N
        jScrollPane1.setViewportView(txtLog);

        org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout layout = new org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout(getContentPane());
        getContentPane().setLayout(layout);
        layout.setHorizontalGroup(
            layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
                    .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 353, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .add(txtSendMessage, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 269, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                        .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                        .add(btnSendMessage)))
                .addContainerGap())
        );
        layout.setVerticalGroup(
            layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.BASELINE)
                    .add(txtSendMessage, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .add(btnSendMessage))
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 187, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .addContainerGap())
        );

        pack();
    }// </editor-fold>

    private void btnSendMessageActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {                                               
        try {
                  S = new Socket("192.168.1.2", 1234);
            Message = txtSendMessage.getText();
            DOS = new DataOutputStream(S.getOutputStream());
            DOS.writeUTF(Message);
            //DOS.flush();
            //DOS.close();
            txtSendMessage.setText("");
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        }
    }                                              

    private void txtSendMessageKeyPressed(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
      
        keyPressed(evt);
      
    }

    private void txtSendMessageKeyTyped(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
        // TODO add your handling code here:
    }

    private void txtSendMessageActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
              
    }

    /**
     * @param args the command line arguments
     */
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        /* Set the Nimbus look and feel */
        //<editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc=" Look and feel setting code (optional) ">
        /* If Nimbus (introduced in Java SE 6) is not available, stay with the default look and feel.
         * For details see http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/lookandfeel/plaf.html 
         */
        try {
            for (javax.swing.UIManager.LookAndFeelInfo info : javax.swing.UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels()) {
                if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) {
                    javax.swing.UIManager.setLookAndFeel(info.getClassName());
                    break;
                }
            }
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (InstantiationException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (javax.swing.UnsupportedLookAndFeelException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        }
        //</editor-fold>

        /* Create and display the form */
        java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

            public void run() {
                new clientApp().setVisible(true);
            }
        });
    }
    // Variables declaration - do not modify
    private javax.swing.JButton btnSendMessage;
    private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane1;
    private javax.swing.JTextArea txtLog;
    private javax.swing.JTextField txtSendMessage;
    // End of variables declaration

    public void getConnection() {
        try {
         
            
            S = new Socket("192.168.1.2", 1234);
            
           // txtLog.append("Connected to: " + S.getLocalAddress() + " on Port: " + S.getLocalPort() + "\n");
            
            
            
        } catch (UnknownHostException ex) {
            txtLog.append("Error while connecting, please try again.");
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            txtLog.append("Error while connecting, please try again.");
        }
    }
    public void connectionName()
    {
        Name = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Please enter your Name");
    }
    public void sendMesage()
    {
        try {
                  S = new Socket("192.168.1.2", 1234);
            Message = txtSendMessage.getText();
            DOS = new DataOutputStream(S.getOutputStream());
            DOS.writeUTF(Message);
            //DOS.flush();
            //DOS.close();
            txtSendMessage.setText("");
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        }
    }
    public void keyTyped(KeyEvent e) {}
    public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e) {}
    public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
        
        int key = e.getKeyCode();
        
        if (key == KeyEvent.VK_ENTER) {
            ;
            sendMesage();
        }
    }
}

If you notice I have to repeat S = new Socket("IP", PORT) each time I send the message because if I left this line only in the getConnection() method it will just send one message and if I try to send another one, it will give errors.

My question is how to make the app connect only one time to the IP and port without using the line each time I send a message?

Note: ignore some of the useless code such as keyevent methods.

Thanks.

Typically when I'm coding a GUI or anything - It's a good idea to break it up into different abstract classes. The GUI class should not contain any logic pertaining to connecting and 'parsing' commands -- it should simply contain all the elements of the GUI.

You should have a separate class for handling connecting and disconnecting from the server, and posting chat commands --- and possibly another class for 'parsing' or interpreting commands sent to the chatwindow.

You would receive better help if you were to start doing this; because without doing so, it not only makes your code impossible to read -- it makes it impossible to debug as well.

Separating things into different classes and creating them as objects means once you know they are working as a module, you can move on.

Hopefully that all makes sense?

Yes I got it, I'll try tomorrow after school and inform you. Thanks

But well, when I create a class for the connection am I going to have the same problem? I think yes.

You may, but it would be easier to find the bug because the GUI part is extracted from the core. :)

Well I've done that and now when I click the send button, it doesn't send while the server is running.

ClientMethods:

package networkingClient;
import java.io.DataInput;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.InetAddress;
import java.net.ServerSocket;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.net.UnknownHostException;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import javax.swing.JTextArea;
import javax.swing.JTextField;

public class clientMethods {
 
    
    Socket S;
    DataOutputStream DOS;
    String Message; 
    String Name;
    
    public void sendMesage(JTextField txtSendMessage)
    {
        try {
                  S = new Socket("192.168.1.2", 1234);
            Message = txtSendMessage.getText();
            DOS = new DataOutputStream(S.getOutputStream());
            DOS.writeUTF(Message);
            //DOS.flush();
            //DOS.close();
            txtSendMessage.setText("");
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        }
    }
    public void getConnection(JTextArea txtLog) {
        try {
         
            
            S = new Socket("192.168.1.2", 1234);
            
           // txtLog.append("Connected to: " + S.getLocalAddress() + " on Port: " + S.getLocalPort() + "\n");
            
            
            
        } catch (UnknownHostException ex) {
            txtLog.append("Error while connecting, please try again.");
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            txtLog.append("Error while connecting, please try again.");
        }
    }
    public void connectionName()
    {
        Name = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Please enter your Name");
    }

}

clientApp (GUI):

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/*
 * clientApp.java
 *
 * Created on Oct 22, 2011, 12:16:43 PM
 */
package networkingClient;

import com.sun.tools.javac.comp.Enter;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.net.UnknownHostException;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import quicktime.app.ui.PressActionButton;

/**
 *
 * @author Home
 */
public class clientApp extends javax.swing.JFrame {

    clientMethods clientm = new clientMethods();
  

    public clientApp() {
        initComponents();
        clientm.getConnection(txtLog);;
       // getConnection();
    }

    /** This method is called from within the constructor to
     * initialize the form.
     * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is
     * always regenerated by the Form Editor.
     */
    @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">                          
    private void initComponents() {

        txtSendMessage = new javax.swing.JTextField();
        btnSendMessage = new javax.swing.JButton();
        jScrollPane1 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
        txtLog = new javax.swing.JTextArea();

        setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        setName("Form"); // NOI18N

        org.jdesktop.application.ResourceMap resourceMap = org.jdesktop.application.Application.getInstance(networkingServer.NetworkingApp.class).getContext().getResourceMap(clientApp.class);
        txtSendMessage.setText(resourceMap.getString("txtSendMessage.text")); // NOI18N
        txtSendMessage.setName("txtSendMessage"); // NOI18N
        txtSendMessage.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageActionPerformed(evt);
            }
        });
        txtSendMessage.addKeyListener(new java.awt.event.KeyAdapter() {
            public void keyTyped(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageKeyTyped(evt);
            }
            public void keyPressed(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageKeyPressed(evt);
            }
        });

        btnSendMessage.setText(resourceMap.getString("btnSendMessage.text")); // NOI18N
        btnSendMessage.setName("btnSendMessage"); // NOI18N
        btnSendMessage.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                btnSendMessageActionPerformed(evt);
            }
        });

        jScrollPane1.setName("jScrollPane1"); // NOI18N

        txtLog.setColumns(20);
        txtLog.setRows(5);
        txtLog.setName("txtLog"); // NOI18N
        jScrollPane1.setViewportView(txtLog);

        org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout layout = new org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout(getContentPane());
        getContentPane().setLayout(layout);
        layout.setHorizontalGroup(
            layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
                    .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 353, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .add(txtSendMessage, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 269, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                        .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                        .add(btnSendMessage)))
                .addContainerGap())
        );
        layout.setVerticalGroup(
            layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.BASELINE)
                    .add(txtSendMessage, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .add(btnSendMessage))
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 187, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .addContainerGap())
        );

        pack();
    }// </editor-fold>                        

    private void btnSendMessageActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {                                               
     clientm.sendMesage(txtSendMessage);
    }                                              

    private void txtSendMessageKeyPressed(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {                                          
      
        keyPressed(evt);
      
    }                                         

    private void txtSendMessageKeyTyped(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {                                        
        // TODO add your handling code here:
    }                                       

    private void txtSendMessageActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {                                               
              
    }                                              

    /**
     * @param args the command line arguments
     */
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        /* Set the Nimbus look and feel */
        //<editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc=" Look and feel setting code (optional) ">
        /* If Nimbus (introduced in Java SE 6) is not available, stay with the default look and feel.
         * For details see http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/lookandfeel/plaf.html 
         */
        try {
            for (javax.swing.UIManager.LookAndFeelInfo info : javax.swing.UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels()) {
                if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) {
                    javax.swing.UIManager.setLookAndFeel(info.getClassName());
                    break;
                }
            }
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (InstantiationException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (javax.swing.UnsupportedLookAndFeelException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        }
        //</editor-fold>

        /* Create and display the form */
        java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

            public void run() {
                new clientApp().setVisible(true);
            }
        });
    }
    // Variables declaration - do not modify                     
    private javax.swing.JButton btnSendMessage;
    private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane1;
    private javax.swing.JTextArea txtLog;
    private javax.swing.JTextField txtSendMessage;
    // End of variables declaration                   

    
    
    
    public void keyTyped(KeyEvent e) {}
    public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e) {}
    public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
        
        int key = e.getKeyCode();
        
        if (key == KeyEvent.VK_ENTER) {
            ;
            clientm.sendMesage(txtSendMessage);
        }
    }
}

server:
connectionString:

package networkingServer;

import java.io.DataInput;
import java.io.DataInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.InetAddress;
import java.net.ServerSocket;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JTextArea;

public class connectionString {
    
    ServerSocket SS;
    DataInputStream DIS;
    String FMessage;
    Socket S;
    
    
    public void getServerConnection(JLabel labelO) {
        try {
            //Connection
            SS = new ServerSocket(1234);
            labelO.setText("Server Listen at: " + InetAddress.getLocalHost() + " on Port: " + SS.getLocalPort());
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            labelO.setText("Error occured while Connecting to the Server");
            
        }
    }

    public void waitMessages(JTextArea txtMessagesO) {
    //txtMessages.append("Waiting Messages");
        while (true) {

            try {
                S = SS.accept();
                DIS = new DataInputStream(S.getInputStream());
                // DIS.readUTF(); //Now converted from bytes to Strings.
                FMessage = DIS.readUTF();
                txtMessagesO.append(FMessage + "\n");
            } catch (IOException ex) {
                Logger.getLogger(NetworkingView.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            }
        }
    }

   
     
    
}

NetworkingView (GUI)

/*
 * NetworkingView.java
 */
package networkingServer;

import org.jdesktop.application.Action;
import org.jdesktop.application.ResourceMap;
import org.jdesktop.application.SingleFrameApplication;
import org.jdesktop.application.FrameView;
import org.jdesktop.application.TaskMonitor;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.io.IOException;
import javax.swing.Timer;
import javax.swing.Icon;
import javax.swing.JDialog;
import javax.swing.JFrame;



/**
 * The application's main frame.
 */
public class NetworkingView extends FrameView{

       connectionString con = new connectionString();
       

    public NetworkingView(SingleFrameApplication app) throws IOException {
        super(app);

        initComponents();
         con.getServerConnection(lblStatus);
        //getServerConnection();
      
        Runnable myRunnable = new Runnable() {
         public void run() {  // the run method...
            
         }
      };
        Thread myThread = new Thread(myRunnable);
        myThread.start();
        
        //waitMessages();

        // status bar initialization - message timeout, idle icon and busy animation, etc
        ResourceMap resourceMap = getResourceMap();
        int messageTimeout = resourceMap.getInteger("StatusBar.messageTimeout");
        messageTimer = new Timer(messageTimeout, new ActionListener() {

            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                statusMessageLabel.setText("");
            }
        });
        messageTimer.setRepeats(false);
        int busyAnimationRate = resourceMap.getInteger("StatusBar.busyAnimationRate");
        for (int i = 0; i < busyIcons.length; i++) {
            busyIcons[i] = resourceMap.getIcon("StatusBar.busyIcons[" + i + "]");
        }
        busyIconTimer = new Timer(busyAnimationRate, new ActionListener() {

            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                busyIconIndex = (busyIconIndex + 1) % busyIcons.length;
                statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(busyIcons[busyIconIndex]);
            }
        });
        idleIcon = resourceMap.getIcon("StatusBar.idleIcon");
        statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(idleIcon);
        progressBar.setVisible(false);

        // connecting action tasks to status bar via TaskMonitor
        TaskMonitor taskMonitor = new TaskMonitor(getApplication().getContext());
        taskMonitor.addPropertyChangeListener(new java.beans.PropertyChangeListener() {

            public void propertyChange(java.beans.PropertyChangeEvent evt) {
                String propertyName = evt.getPropertyName();
                if ("started".equals(propertyName)) {
                    if (!busyIconTimer.isRunning()) {
                        statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(busyIcons[0]);
                        busyIconIndex = 0;
                        busyIconTimer.start();
                    }
                    progressBar.setVisible(true);
                    progressBar.setIndeterminate(true);
                } else if ("done".equals(propertyName)) {
                    busyIconTimer.stop();
                    statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(idleIcon);
                    progressBar.setVisible(false);
                    progressBar.setValue(0);
                } else if ("message".equals(propertyName)) {
                    String text = (String) (evt.getNewValue());
                    statusMessageLabel.setText((text == null) ? "" : text);
                    messageTimer.restart();
                } else if ("progress".equals(propertyName)) {
                    int value = (Integer) (evt.getNewValue());
                    progressBar.setVisible(true);
                    progressBar.setIndeterminate(false);
                    progressBar.setValue(value);
                }
            }
        });

    }

    
  

 

    @Action
    public void showAboutBox() {
        if (aboutBox == null) {
            JFrame mainFrame = NetworkingApp.getApplication().getMainFrame();
            aboutBox = new NetworkingAboutBox(mainFrame);
            aboutBox.setLocationRelativeTo(mainFrame);
        }
        NetworkingApp.getApplication().show(aboutBox);
    }

    /** This method is called from within the constructor to
     * initialize the form.
     * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is
     * always regenerated by the Form Editor.
     */
    @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">                          
    private void initComponents() {

        mainPanel = new javax.swing.JPanel();
        lblStatus = new javax.swing.JLabel();
        jScrollPane1 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
        txtMessages = new javax.swing.JTextArea();
        menuBar = new javax.swing.JMenuBar();
        fileMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
        exitMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
        helpMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
        aboutMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
        statusPanel = new javax.swing.JPanel();
        statusPanelSeparator = new javax.swing.JSeparator();
        statusMessageLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
        statusAnimationLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
        progressBar = new javax.swing.JProgressBar();

        mainPanel.setName("mainPanel"); // NOI18N

        org.jdesktop.application.ResourceMap resourceMap = org.jdesktop.application.Application.getInstance(networkingServer.NetworkingApp.class).getContext().getResourceMap(NetworkingView.class);
        lblStatus.setText(resourceMap.getString("lblStatus.text")); // NOI18N
        lblStatus.setName("lblStatus"); // NOI18N

        jScrollPane1.setName("jScrollPane1"); // NOI18N

        txtMessages.setColumns(20);
        txtMessages.setRows(5);
        txtMessages.setName("txtMessages"); // NOI18N
        jScrollPane1.setViewportView(txtMessages);

        org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout mainPanelLayout = new org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout(mainPanel);
        mainPanel.setLayout(mainPanelLayout);
        mainPanelLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
            mainPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(mainPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(mainPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
                    .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 350, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .add(lblStatus, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 360, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                .addContainerGap())
        );
        mainPanelLayout.setVerticalGroup(
            mainPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(mainPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .add(20, 20, 20)
                .add(lblStatus, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 24, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.UNRELATED)
                .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 230, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .addContainerGap())
        );

        menuBar.setName("menuBar"); // NOI18N

        fileMenu.setText(resourceMap.getString("fileMenu.text")); // NOI18N
        fileMenu.setName("fileMenu"); // NOI18N

        javax.swing.ActionMap actionMap = org.jdesktop.application.Application.getInstance(networkingServer.NetworkingApp.class).getContext().getActionMap(NetworkingView.class, this);
        exitMenuItem.setAction(actionMap.get("quit")); // NOI18N
        exitMenuItem.setName("exitMenuItem"); // NOI18N
        fileMenu.add(exitMenuItem);

        menuBar.add(fileMenu);

        helpMenu.setText(resourceMap.getString("helpMenu.text")); // NOI18N
        helpMenu.setName("helpMenu"); // NOI18N

        aboutMenuItem.setAction(actionMap.get("showAboutBox")); // NOI18N
        aboutMenuItem.setName("aboutMenuItem"); // NOI18N
        helpMenu.add(aboutMenuItem);

        menuBar.add(helpMenu);

        statusPanel.setName("statusPanel"); // NOI18N

        statusMessageLabel.setName("statusMessageLabel"); // NOI18N

        statusAnimationLabel.setHorizontalAlignment(javax.swing.SwingConstants.LEFT);
        statusAnimationLabel.setName("statusAnimationLabel"); // NOI18N

        progressBar.setName("progressBar"); // NOI18N

        org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout statusPanelLayout = new org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout(statusPanel);
        statusPanel.setLayout(statusPanelLayout);
        statusPanelLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
            statusPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(statusPanelSeparator, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 400, Short.MAX_VALUE)
            .add(statusPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(statusMessageLabel)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED, 204, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .add(progressBar, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                .add(statusAnimationLabel)
                .addContainerGap())
        );
        statusPanelLayout.setVerticalGroup(
            statusPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(statusPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .add(statusPanelSeparator, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 2, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .add(statusPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.BASELINE)
                    .add(statusMessageLabel)
                    .add(statusAnimationLabel)
                    .add(progressBar, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                .add(3, 3, 3))
        );

        setComponent(mainPanel);
        setMenuBar(menuBar);
        setStatusBar(statusPanel);
    }// </editor-fold>                        
    // Variables declaration - do not modify                     
    private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutMenuItem;
    private javax.swing.JMenuItem exitMenuItem;
    private javax.swing.JMenu fileMenu;
    private javax.swing.JMenu helpMenu;
    private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane1;
    private javax.swing.JLabel lblStatus;
    private javax.swing.JPanel mainPanel;
    private javax.swing.JMenuBar menuBar;
    private javax.swing.JProgressBar progressBar;
    private javax.swing.JLabel statusAnimationLabel;
    private javax.swing.JLabel statusMessageLabel;
    private javax.swing.JPanel statusPanel;
    private javax.swing.JSeparator statusPanelSeparator;
    private javax.swing.JTextArea txtMessages;
    // End of variables declaration                   
    private final Timer messageTimer;
    private final Timer busyIconTimer;
    private final Icon idleIcon;
    private final Icon[] busyIcons = new Icon[15];
    private int busyIconIndex = 0;
    private JDialog aboutBox;

   
    
   public void run()
    {
        
        con.waitMessages(txtMessages);
    }
}

I'm getting more confused.

Well I've done that and now when I click the send button, it doesn't send while the server is running.

ClientMethods:

package networkingClient;
import java.io.DataInput;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.InetAddress;
import java.net.ServerSocket;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.net.UnknownHostException;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import javax.swing.JTextArea;
import javax.swing.JTextField;

public class clientMethods {
 
    
    Socket S;
    DataOutputStream DOS;
    String Message; 
    String Name;
    
    public void sendMesage(JTextField txtSendMessage)
    {
        try {
                  S = new Socket("192.168.1.2", 1234);
            Message = txtSendMessage.getText();
            DOS = new DataOutputStream(S.getOutputStream());
            DOS.writeUTF(Message);
            //DOS.flush();
            //DOS.close();
            txtSendMessage.setText("");
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        }
    }
    public void getConnection(JTextArea txtLog) {
        try {
         
            
            S = new Socket("192.168.1.2", 1234);
            
           // txtLog.append("Connected to: " + S.getLocalAddress() + " on Port: " + S.getLocalPort() + "\n");
            
            
            
        } catch (UnknownHostException ex) {
            txtLog.append("Error while connecting, please try again.");
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            txtLog.append("Error while connecting, please try again.");
        }
    }
    public void connectionName()
    {
        Name = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Please enter your Name");
    }

}

clientApp (GUI):

/*
 * To change this template, choose Tools | Templates
 * and open the template in the editor.
 */

/*
 * clientApp.java
 *
 * Created on Oct 22, 2011, 12:16:43 PM
 */
package networkingClient;

import com.sun.tools.javac.comp.Enter;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import java.io.DataOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.net.UnknownHostException;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import quicktime.app.ui.PressActionButton;

/**
 *
 * @author Home
 */
public class clientApp extends javax.swing.JFrame {

    clientMethods clientm = new clientMethods();
  

    public clientApp() {
        initComponents();
        clientm.getConnection(txtLog);;
       // getConnection();
    }

    /** This method is called from within the constructor to
     * initialize the form.
     * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is
     * always regenerated by the Form Editor.
     */
    @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">                          
    private void initComponents() {

        txtSendMessage = new javax.swing.JTextField();
        btnSendMessage = new javax.swing.JButton();
        jScrollPane1 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
        txtLog = new javax.swing.JTextArea();

        setDefaultCloseOperation(javax.swing.WindowConstants.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        setName("Form"); // NOI18N

        org.jdesktop.application.ResourceMap resourceMap = org.jdesktop.application.Application.getInstance(networkingServer.NetworkingApp.class).getContext().getResourceMap(clientApp.class);
        txtSendMessage.setText(resourceMap.getString("txtSendMessage.text")); // NOI18N
        txtSendMessage.setName("txtSendMessage"); // NOI18N
        txtSendMessage.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageActionPerformed(evt);
            }
        });
        txtSendMessage.addKeyListener(new java.awt.event.KeyAdapter() {
            public void keyTyped(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageKeyTyped(evt);
            }
            public void keyPressed(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {
                txtSendMessageKeyPressed(evt);
            }
        });

        btnSendMessage.setText(resourceMap.getString("btnSendMessage.text")); // NOI18N
        btnSendMessage.setName("btnSendMessage"); // NOI18N
        btnSendMessage.addActionListener(new java.awt.event.ActionListener() {
            public void actionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {
                btnSendMessageActionPerformed(evt);
            }
        });

        jScrollPane1.setName("jScrollPane1"); // NOI18N

        txtLog.setColumns(20);
        txtLog.setRows(5);
        txtLog.setName("txtLog"); // NOI18N
        jScrollPane1.setViewportView(txtLog);

        org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout layout = new org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout(getContentPane());
        getContentPane().setLayout(layout);
        layout.setHorizontalGroup(
            layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
                    .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 353, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                    .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                        .add(txtSendMessage, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 269, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                        .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                        .add(btnSendMessage)))
                .addContainerGap())
        );
        layout.setVerticalGroup(
            layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(layout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(layout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.BASELINE)
                    .add(txtSendMessage, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .add(btnSendMessage))
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 187, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .addContainerGap())
        );

        pack();
    }// </editor-fold>                        

    private void btnSendMessageActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {                                               
     clientm.sendMesage(txtSendMessage);
    }                                              

    private void txtSendMessageKeyPressed(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {                                          
      
        keyPressed(evt);
      
    }                                         

    private void txtSendMessageKeyTyped(java.awt.event.KeyEvent evt) {                                        
        // TODO add your handling code here:
    }                                       

    private void txtSendMessageActionPerformed(java.awt.event.ActionEvent evt) {                                               
              
    }                                              

    /**
     * @param args the command line arguments
     */
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        /* Set the Nimbus look and feel */
        //<editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc=" Look and feel setting code (optional) ">
        /* If Nimbus (introduced in Java SE 6) is not available, stay with the default look and feel.
         * For details see http://download.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/lookandfeel/plaf.html 
         */
        try {
            for (javax.swing.UIManager.LookAndFeelInfo info : javax.swing.UIManager.getInstalledLookAndFeels()) {
                if ("Nimbus".equals(info.getName())) {
                    javax.swing.UIManager.setLookAndFeel(info.getClassName());
                    break;
                }
            }
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (InstantiationException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (IllegalAccessException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        } catch (javax.swing.UnsupportedLookAndFeelException ex) {
            java.util.logging.Logger.getLogger(clientApp.class.getName()).log(java.util.logging.Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
        }
        //</editor-fold>

        /* Create and display the form */
        java.awt.EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {

            public void run() {
                new clientApp().setVisible(true);
            }
        });
    }
    // Variables declaration - do not modify                     
    private javax.swing.JButton btnSendMessage;
    private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane1;
    private javax.swing.JTextArea txtLog;
    private javax.swing.JTextField txtSendMessage;
    // End of variables declaration                   

    
    
    
    public void keyTyped(KeyEvent e) {}
    public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e) {}
    public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
        
        int key = e.getKeyCode();
        
        if (key == KeyEvent.VK_ENTER) {
            ;
            clientm.sendMesage(txtSendMessage);
        }
    }
}

server:
connectionString:

package networkingServer;

import java.io.DataInput;
import java.io.DataInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.InetAddress;
import java.net.ServerSocket;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JTextArea;

public class connectionString {
    
    ServerSocket SS;
    DataInputStream DIS;
    String FMessage;
    Socket S;
    
    
    public void getServerConnection(JLabel labelO) {
        try {
            //Connection
            SS = new ServerSocket(1234);
            labelO.setText("Server Listen at: " + InetAddress.getLocalHost() + " on Port: " + SS.getLocalPort());
        } catch (IOException ex) {
            labelO.setText("Error occured while Connecting to the Server");
            
        }
    }

    public void waitMessages(JTextArea txtMessagesO) {
    //txtMessages.append("Waiting Messages");
        while (true) {

            try {
                S = SS.accept();
                DIS = new DataInputStream(S.getInputStream());
                // DIS.readUTF(); //Now converted from bytes to Strings.
                FMessage = DIS.readUTF();
                txtMessagesO.append(FMessage + "\n");
            } catch (IOException ex) {
                Logger.getLogger(NetworkingView.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
            }
        }
    }

   
     
    
}

NetworkingView (GUI)

/*
 * NetworkingView.java
 */
package networkingServer;

import org.jdesktop.application.Action;
import org.jdesktop.application.ResourceMap;
import org.jdesktop.application.SingleFrameApplication;
import org.jdesktop.application.FrameView;
import org.jdesktop.application.TaskMonitor;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.io.IOException;
import javax.swing.Timer;
import javax.swing.Icon;
import javax.swing.JDialog;
import javax.swing.JFrame;



/**
 * The application's main frame.
 */
public class NetworkingView extends FrameView{

       connectionString con = new connectionString();
       

    public NetworkingView(SingleFrameApplication app) throws IOException {
        super(app);

        initComponents();
         con.getServerConnection(lblStatus);
        //getServerConnection();
      
        Runnable myRunnable = new Runnable() {
         public void run() {  // the run method...
            
         }
      };
        Thread myThread = new Thread(myRunnable);
        myThread.start();
        
        //waitMessages();

        // status bar initialization - message timeout, idle icon and busy animation, etc
        ResourceMap resourceMap = getResourceMap();
        int messageTimeout = resourceMap.getInteger("StatusBar.messageTimeout");
        messageTimer = new Timer(messageTimeout, new ActionListener() {

            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                statusMessageLabel.setText("");
            }
        });
        messageTimer.setRepeats(false);
        int busyAnimationRate = resourceMap.getInteger("StatusBar.busyAnimationRate");
        for (int i = 0; i < busyIcons.length; i++) {
            busyIcons[i] = resourceMap.getIcon("StatusBar.busyIcons[" + i + "]");
        }
        busyIconTimer = new Timer(busyAnimationRate, new ActionListener() {

            public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
                busyIconIndex = (busyIconIndex + 1) % busyIcons.length;
                statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(busyIcons[busyIconIndex]);
            }
        });
        idleIcon = resourceMap.getIcon("StatusBar.idleIcon");
        statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(idleIcon);
        progressBar.setVisible(false);

        // connecting action tasks to status bar via TaskMonitor
        TaskMonitor taskMonitor = new TaskMonitor(getApplication().getContext());
        taskMonitor.addPropertyChangeListener(new java.beans.PropertyChangeListener() {

            public void propertyChange(java.beans.PropertyChangeEvent evt) {
                String propertyName = evt.getPropertyName();
                if ("started".equals(propertyName)) {
                    if (!busyIconTimer.isRunning()) {
                        statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(busyIcons[0]);
                        busyIconIndex = 0;
                        busyIconTimer.start();
                    }
                    progressBar.setVisible(true);
                    progressBar.setIndeterminate(true);
                } else if ("done".equals(propertyName)) {
                    busyIconTimer.stop();
                    statusAnimationLabel.setIcon(idleIcon);
                    progressBar.setVisible(false);
                    progressBar.setValue(0);
                } else if ("message".equals(propertyName)) {
                    String text = (String) (evt.getNewValue());
                    statusMessageLabel.setText((text == null) ? "" : text);
                    messageTimer.restart();
                } else if ("progress".equals(propertyName)) {
                    int value = (Integer) (evt.getNewValue());
                    progressBar.setVisible(true);
                    progressBar.setIndeterminate(false);
                    progressBar.setValue(value);
                }
            }
        });

    }

    
  

 

    @Action
    public void showAboutBox() {
        if (aboutBox == null) {
            JFrame mainFrame = NetworkingApp.getApplication().getMainFrame();
            aboutBox = new NetworkingAboutBox(mainFrame);
            aboutBox.setLocationRelativeTo(mainFrame);
        }
        NetworkingApp.getApplication().show(aboutBox);
    }

    /** This method is called from within the constructor to
     * initialize the form.
     * WARNING: Do NOT modify this code. The content of this method is
     * always regenerated by the Form Editor.
     */
    @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">                          
    private void initComponents() {

        mainPanel = new javax.swing.JPanel();
        lblStatus = new javax.swing.JLabel();
        jScrollPane1 = new javax.swing.JScrollPane();
        txtMessages = new javax.swing.JTextArea();
        menuBar = new javax.swing.JMenuBar();
        fileMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
        exitMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
        helpMenu = new javax.swing.JMenu();
        aboutMenuItem = new javax.swing.JMenuItem();
        statusPanel = new javax.swing.JPanel();
        statusPanelSeparator = new javax.swing.JSeparator();
        statusMessageLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
        statusAnimationLabel = new javax.swing.JLabel();
        progressBar = new javax.swing.JProgressBar();

        mainPanel.setName("mainPanel"); // NOI18N

        org.jdesktop.application.ResourceMap resourceMap = org.jdesktop.application.Application.getInstance(networkingServer.NetworkingApp.class).getContext().getResourceMap(NetworkingView.class);
        lblStatus.setText(resourceMap.getString("lblStatus.text")); // NOI18N
        lblStatus.setName("lblStatus"); // NOI18N

        jScrollPane1.setName("jScrollPane1"); // NOI18N

        txtMessages.setColumns(20);
        txtMessages.setRows(5);
        txtMessages.setName("txtMessages"); // NOI18N
        jScrollPane1.setViewportView(txtMessages);

        org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout mainPanelLayout = new org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout(mainPanel);
        mainPanel.setLayout(mainPanelLayout);
        mainPanelLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
            mainPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(mainPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(mainPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
                    .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 350, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                    .add(lblStatus, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 360, Short.MAX_VALUE))
                .addContainerGap())
        );
        mainPanelLayout.setVerticalGroup(
            mainPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(mainPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .add(20, 20, 20)
                .add(lblStatus, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 24, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.UNRELATED)
                .add(jScrollPane1, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 230, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .addContainerGap())
        );

        menuBar.setName("menuBar"); // NOI18N

        fileMenu.setText(resourceMap.getString("fileMenu.text")); // NOI18N
        fileMenu.setName("fileMenu"); // NOI18N

        javax.swing.ActionMap actionMap = org.jdesktop.application.Application.getInstance(networkingServer.NetworkingApp.class).getContext().getActionMap(NetworkingView.class, this);
        exitMenuItem.setAction(actionMap.get("quit")); // NOI18N
        exitMenuItem.setName("exitMenuItem"); // NOI18N
        fileMenu.add(exitMenuItem);

        menuBar.add(fileMenu);

        helpMenu.setText(resourceMap.getString("helpMenu.text")); // NOI18N
        helpMenu.setName("helpMenu"); // NOI18N

        aboutMenuItem.setAction(actionMap.get("showAboutBox")); // NOI18N
        aboutMenuItem.setName("aboutMenuItem"); // NOI18N
        helpMenu.add(aboutMenuItem);

        menuBar.add(helpMenu);

        statusPanel.setName("statusPanel"); // NOI18N

        statusMessageLabel.setName("statusMessageLabel"); // NOI18N

        statusAnimationLabel.setHorizontalAlignment(javax.swing.SwingConstants.LEFT);
        statusAnimationLabel.setName("statusAnimationLabel"); // NOI18N

        progressBar.setName("progressBar"); // NOI18N

        org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout statusPanelLayout = new org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout(statusPanel);
        statusPanel.setLayout(statusPanelLayout);
        statusPanelLayout.setHorizontalGroup(
            statusPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(statusPanelSeparator, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, 400, Short.MAX_VALUE)
            .add(statusPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .addContainerGap()
                .add(statusMessageLabel)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED, 204, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .add(progressBar, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED)
                .add(statusAnimationLabel)
                .addContainerGap())
        );
        statusPanelLayout.setVerticalGroup(
            statusPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.LEADING)
            .add(statusPanelLayout.createSequentialGroup()
                .add(statusPanelSeparator, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, 2, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE)
                .addPreferredGap(org.jdesktop.layout.LayoutStyle.RELATED, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, Short.MAX_VALUE)
                .add(statusPanelLayout.createParallelGroup(org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.BASELINE)
                    .add(statusMessageLabel)
                    .add(statusAnimationLabel)
                    .add(progressBar, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.DEFAULT_SIZE, org.jdesktop.layout.GroupLayout.PREFERRED_SIZE))
                .add(3, 3, 3))
        );

        setComponent(mainPanel);
        setMenuBar(menuBar);
        setStatusBar(statusPanel);
    }// </editor-fold>                        
    // Variables declaration - do not modify                     
    private javax.swing.JMenuItem aboutMenuItem;
    private javax.swing.JMenuItem exitMenuItem;
    private javax.swing.JMenu fileMenu;
    private javax.swing.JMenu helpMenu;
    private javax.swing.JScrollPane jScrollPane1;
    private javax.swing.JLabel lblStatus;
    private javax.swing.JPanel mainPanel;
    private javax.swing.JMenuBar menuBar;
    private javax.swing.JProgressBar progressBar;
    private javax.swing.JLabel statusAnimationLabel;
    private javax.swing.JLabel statusMessageLabel;
    private javax.swing.JPanel statusPanel;
    private javax.swing.JSeparator statusPanelSeparator;
    private javax.swing.JTextArea txtMessages;
    // End of variables declaration                   
    private final Timer messageTimer;
    private final Timer busyIconTimer;
    private final Icon idleIcon;
    private final Icon[] busyIcons = new Icon[15];
    private int busyIconIndex = 0;
    private JDialog aboutBox;

   
    
   public void run()
    {
        
        con.waitMessages(txtMessages);
    }
}

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