How do I overcome the 32K limit of TextArea?

John Zukowski

On Windows 95 machines, the AWT TextArea is limited to about 32K characters. This is a limitation of the underlying operating system. Since AWT components rely on native components, you cannot override this behavior from within Java. If you need larger text areas, you need to either convince your users to not use Windows 95 or use a component other than TextArea, like the Swing JTextArea, that doesn't have this limit.