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    Pucho is offline Member
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    Default How to paint on a Netbean 6.5 generated applet?

    Hello everyone:

    I wish to create an applet using Netbeans 6.5 and paint on it with instructions as, for example,

    gr.fillRect(10, 10, 100, 100);

    I created an applet according to Netbeans help instructions, that is:

    File/New project/Java/Java class library…
    I right clicked over the project icon /New/Other/Swing GUI forms/JApplet form.

    I have added controls etc.. but I’m not able to paint anything on the applet.
    I tried many ways…,

    I have created my own panel class extended from JPanel and overrode the paint() method…,
    I have obtained the graphics context by getGraphics()…,
    I have added Internal frame to my main class (extended from JApplet) etc.

    but always unsuccessfully.

    Source code compiles fine, no errors reported, but I only see the controls added, never what I tried to paint.

    Could you please let me know what should I do to paint something on the applet?

    Sorry, I have been studying Java only since two weeks ago.

    Thanks a lot in advance

    Note: I can paint on a simple applet (not using Swing) but losing all of the Swing advantages.

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    Pucho is offline Member
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    I read that I should use a JPanel, override its paintComponent() method, having as the first line a call to super.paintComponent(g); and then add the JPanel to the JApplet's contentPane.

    1) If I visually drag a JPanel to the JApplet’s content pane I don’t know how to override the paintComponent() method.

    2) On the other hand, if I create a new class “MyPanel” extended from JPanel and add it (not visually but using the code) to the JApplet’s content pane, I can override the paintComponent() method but I cannot see MyPanel in the Design view so I cannot drag and drop controls . In addition I cannot see neither what I tried to paint , see applet’s code below.

    package AP001Package;
    import java.awt.*;
    import javax.swing.BorderFactory;

    public class AP001class extends javax.swing.JApplet {
    public void init() {
    try {
    java.awt.EventQueue.invokeAndWait(new Runnable() {
    public void run() {
    add(new MyPanel());

    } catch (Exception ex) {

    // <editor-fold defaultstate="collapsed" desc="Generated Code">


    class MyPanel extends javax.swing.JPanel
    public MyPanel() {
    setBorder(BorderFactory.createLineBorder(Color.bla ck));

    public Dimension getPreferredSize() {
    return new Dimension(250,200);

    public void paintComponent(Graphics g){
    g.fillRect(10, 10, 100, 100);

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