FileDialog Parent

Creation of a FileDialog requires a Frame parent. If this is done from a Button then the Frame has to be found by walking up the parent tree from the Button:

class FileOpen implements ActionListener {
   public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
      Object fr = e.getComponent();

      while (fr != null && 
             !(fr instanceof Frame))
         fr = ((Component) 
      new FileDialog((Frame) fr, "Open");
      // etc

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