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Use Smack API into Spark


I am developing a plugin for Spark, where I need to detect when a new chat session has been started between 2 users, thus I need an event which can detect this chat session, and possibly also get the session ID of it, so that I would know when the chat conversation has ended.

I have researched within the Spark API but, I found no such event which can satisfy my criteria, and then I researched within Smack API and I found some events which can possibly help me.

First of all, can I use Smack API within Spark for development? I assume so, since Spark uses Smack for certain properties, but I am not sure about it since I am trying to integrate the event that I want (from Smack API) within Spark, but it seems that it is not being recognized.

The code that I am trying is the following:

private void chatSession() {

try {

XMPPConnection connection = new XMPPConnection(“”); //since I am using Openfire


connection.login(“joe”, “joe”);

ChatManager chatMan = connection.getChatManager();

chatMan.addChatListener(new ChatManagerListener() {

public void chatCreated(Chat chat, boolean createdLocally) {

JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Chat Participant: " + chat.getParticipant() + " Listeners: " + chat.getListeners());

if (!createdLocally) {

JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, “Chat not Created locally”);




} catch (XMPPException ex) {

Logger.getLogger(ExamplePlugin.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);



I am not sure if I am defining the connection correctly. Anyone can offer his/her advice regarding this matter? Since it is vital for my plugin. And if there is any event within Spark which can help since from what I researched, no such event exists.

Thanks a lot and I appreciate someone who can give out some advice.

problem solved

I have only solved this problem partially since I need an event which detects that a chat window has been closed by a user (by pressing the X button).

Anyone has any idea if this event exists in Spark? Since I have been checking all Spark and Smack events but there seems to be no such event.