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  1. #1
    N00Bie is offline Senior Member
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    Default getCodeBase() in an application problem


    Been wrestling with this for a few hours, but have given up and figured might as well see what brighter minds can shed on this.

    Basically, it's an applet that I have (after a lot of googling) converted to an application/applet... one problem is that because of GetCodeBase() it is throwing a nullpointerexception if run as an app. If you run the same thing as an Applet it works perfectly.

    What to do?

    Heres the code:
    Java Code:
    import java.applet.*;
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import javax.swing.JApplet;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import javax.swing.JLabel;
    public class TestSound6 extends Applet implements ActionListener{
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            //... Create an initialize the applet.
            TestSound6 theApplet = new TestSound6();
            theApplet.init();         // Needed if overridden in applet
            //theApplet.start();        // Needed if overridden in applet
            //... Create a window (JFrame) and make applet the content pane.
            JFrame window = new JFrame("Sample Applet and Application");
            window.pack();              // Arrange the components.
            window.setVisible(true);    // Make the window visible.
        public TestSound6() {
            add(new JLabel("This is both an Applet and Application!"));
      Button play,stop;
      AudioClip audioClip;
      public void init(){
        play = new Button("  Play in Loop  ");
        stop = new Button("  Stop  ");
        audioClip = getAudioClip(getCodeBase(), "bark.wav");
      public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent ae){
        Button source = (Button)ae.getSource();
        if (source.getLabel() == "  Play in Loop  "){
        else if(source.getLabel() == "  Stop  "){

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    masijade is offline Senior Member
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    Because that method is only applicable to Applets and the environment they run in.

    Java Code:

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    N00Bie is offline Senior Member
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    Doing a priint out of that I get:
    (file:/C:/Users/RyanFuji/workspace/Ryan/bin/ <no signer certificates>)

    The problem is (after hours of googling) applets are restricted unless signed, so using an applet call in an app hides/restricts the source from the applet and thus is throwing the NPE

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