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    Default why cant i draw this box???

    hey hey ... im having a small problem with my new program... it wont let me draw a box in eclipse. can anybody help me :

    import java.awt.*;

    public class DrawLine {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    DrawingPanel panel = new DrawingPanel(200, 100);

    Graphics g = panel.getGraphics();
    g.drawLine(25, 75, 175, 25);


    the error says : DrawingPanel cannot be resolved to a type

    what am i doing wrong???:eek::confused:

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    Well, where did you define DrawingPanel?

    Besides that, you're doing your painting horribly wrong. If you're calling getGraphics() on a component, you're doing something wrong. Instead, extend JPanel, override its paintComponent() method, and do your painting in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stefandanielsen View Post
    what am i doing wrong???:eek::confused:
    • You're using graphics incorrectly as mentioned above. The tutorials will show you how to do drawing correctly, or if you have more problems, then post more of your code here.
    • You're not giving us the complete error message so we have to guess what it actually states
    • You're not using code tags when posting code but instead bolding your code making it hard to read. Please see the link in my signature on how to use code tags.

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