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Write a program that reverses a text file by using a stack. The user interface must consist of 2 list boxes and 3 buttons.
The 3 buttons are:
Read – reads the text file into list box 1.
Reverse – reverses the items in list box 1 by pushing them onto stack 1, then popping them from stack 1 (in the reverse order) and adding them to list box 2.
Write – writes the contents of list box 2 to a new text file.
At first, only the Read button is enabled. After it is clicked, it is disabled and the Reverse button is enabled. After it is clicked, it is disabled and the Write button is enabled. After it is clicked, it is disabled.
The name of the input text file is “input.txt”. The input text file will contain no more than 100 lines of text. This fact is not needed by the program. It simply means that memory usage is not an issue.
The name of the output text file is “output.txt”.
have the output after writing the codes. ***********************************************
these are some of the hints that i have recive by my professor************************
Your first job is to create the user interface.
A big help for this is to study the week 5 video “Java GUI List Components”.
In this video, note the 2 list boxes and their corresponding list models.
Use a border layout for your contents pane.
In the north region include the following title: Reverse a Text File via a Stack.
Use a panel in the center region to contain the 2 list boxes (side-by-side).
Place the 3 buttons in the south region.
Use the Java class library Stack class for your stack.
Make sure you use relative (not absolute) paths for the input and
output text file locations.
Below is a suggested design/outline for your project code.
It defines a single class called ReverseFileViaStack.
Inside this class, the outline suggests various fields and functions.
Add any other fields that are needed.
Code the bodies of the suggested functions.
Test your program carefully to make sure it looks and performs as specified.
Suggested import statements:
Suggested class statement:
public class ReverseFileViaStack extends JFrame
// Everything in your class (see below).
Some suggested fields:
private final Font fontBold = new Font(Font.DIALOG, Font.BOLD, 14);
private final Font fontPlain = new Font(Font.DIALOG, Font.PLAIN, 14);
private JList list1;
private JList list2;
// List models:
private DefaultListModel listModel1 = new DefaultListModel<>();
private DefaultListModel listModel2 = new DefaultListModel<>();
// Stack (from the Java Collections Framework):
private Stack stack = new Stack<>();
Some suggested functions:
// It should setup the entire UI.
// Here are a few tricky parts:
listModel1 = new DefaultListModel();
list1 = new JList<>(listModel1);
listModel2 = new DefaultListModel();
list2 = new JList<>(listModel2);
// Button handler.
// Calls the appropriate function based on which button was clicked.
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
Object source = e.getSource();
if (source == btnRead)
if (source == btnReverse)
if (source == btnWrite)
// Reads the input text file line-by-line.
// Adds each line it gets to the left list box.
// To add each item (line) to the left list box, use its list model
// addElement function.
private void readFile()
// Pushes each item from the left list onto the stack.
// This uses the stack’s push function.
// To read each item in the left list box, use its list model
// elementAt function (with a loop index).
// Then pops the items from the stack one-by-one and adds each of them
// to the right list.
// This uses the stack’s pop function.
// To add each item (line) to the right list box, use its list model
// addElement function.
// This results in the right list being in reverse order of the left.
private void reverseFile()
// See the video.
private void setFonts()
// See the video.
private void setSpecificSize(JComponent component,
// Reads through the right list item-by-item.
// Uses a PrintWriter to write these items to the output file.
// Be sure to close the PrintWriter.
private void writeFile()
// The main function.
public static void main(String args)
ReverseFileViaStack gui = new ReverseFileViaStack();
please have the output disaply one by one button what it does