How to display text on several lines in TextArea


Question

I tested this code to display strings on several lines:

TextArea dataPane = new TextArea();
        dataPane.setEditable(false);
        dataPane.prefWidthProperty().bind(hbox.widthProperty());

        dataPane.setWrapText(true);     // New line of the text exceeds the text area
        dataPane.setPrefRowCount(10);
        dataPane.setText("Testdata");
        dataPane.setText("\ndata");

But as a result I get only the String data. What is the proper way to display strings on several lines in JavaFX?

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6/15/2013 10:05:59 AM

Accepted Answer

Use TextArea.appendText

TextArea dataPane = new TextArea();
        dataPane.setEditable(false);
        dataPane.prefWidthProperty().bind(hbox.widthProperty());

        dataPane.setWrapText(true);     // New line of the text exceeds the text area
        dataPane.setPrefRowCount(10);
        dataPane.setText("Testdata");
        dataPane.appendText("\ndata");
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5/24/2016 12:55:24 AM

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