Selecting cells in a JTable

Hi All,
I'm looking for a way of selecting all cells from the original drag point to the current cell that the mouse is over.
This is for a year planner which displays the months vertcally and the days horizontally. So if the user was to start selecting cells in one month and move the mouse down a row onto the next month, I would want all cells selected from the first cell to the current cell.
Has anyone got any ideas?

Hi Pchatwin,
Any dukes available for bad news? :)
Thanks Stas but wouldn't that select entire rows
rather than cells?
For example, if I have a grid:
and drag from cell 3 to cell 9 I would need to see
cells 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 highlightedUnfortunately this is impossible with JTable's default selection model. By default, JTable models selections simply as an intersection of selected rows and columns. It doesn't track individual cells.
Turning to your example:
If you select cells 2,3,4,5 JTable tracks the following.
Note: The numbers I am using are row/col indexes, not your cell values.
Selected rows = {0}
Selected cols = {1,2,3,4}
This means the following cells are selected:
{{0,1},{0,2},{0,3},{0,4}} or {2,3,4,5}
Now if you want to add cells 6, 7, 8, 9 it won't work. The selection model tracks whether a column is selected or not. It can't be selected for one row and not for another. So it's impossible to have cell 6 selected and not 1. It would mean that column 0 would need to be both selected (to include 6) and not (to include 1). Does this make sense?
Sorry to have to tell you that. On the other hand it may save you some frustration.
Oh, and whether or not one can provide a custom model that allows this, I don't know - I've not tried it myself. It could be, but might be very difficult. For example, what would you return from JTable.getSelectedRows()?
Shannon Hickey (Swing Team)

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