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    Default Understanding Images

    So i've been trying to make a basic class to draw an image onscreen, and given that i could never make it work i had assumed that the issue was with the code until i coded the absolute path to the image resource and then it worked just fine. That being the case i think my issue is with how to utilize resources that have been imported into the project file. What i did was to go into the properties of the image and then copy/paste the path into the parameters of an ImageIcon. I can't understand for the life of my why this doesn't work and the absolute path does. Any thoughts?

    Note my main method does nothing but call this. I'm using Eclipse so i can just drag and drop resources into the project. I've tried the path both with and without the preceding '/'. I've also tried both using and not using a sub-folder to house the files. Am i missing something? Thanks in advance.
    Java Code:
    import javax.swing.ImageIcon;
    import javax.swing.JFrame;
    import java.awt.*;
    public class Screen extends JFrame {
    	Image img;
    	ImageIcon i = new ImageIcon("ImageTests/images/SpriteSheet.png");
    	public Screen(){
    		this.setSize(640, 480);
    		this.setTitle("My UI");
    	public void paint(Graphics g){
    		g.drawRect(10, 10, 50, 50);
    		img = i.getImage();
    		g.drawImage(img, 100, 100, null);
    Last edited by TheUncertainyAnswer; 07-28-2013 at 11:55 PM.

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    AlexHail is offline Member
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    Default Re: Understanding Images

    Hi. Try using the awt Toolkit to retrieve images from the local file system.

    Toolkit (Java Platform SE 7 )

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    Default Re: Understanding Images

    No, that won't help; you need to have the correct path to the resource.

    Go through Loading Images Using getResource

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