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A simple applet
Below, we show an an applet that paints text and a line. Figure 16.1 shows
the applet as displayed in a browser window —it is the grayed rectangular area.
You have seen procedure paint before in other contexts. For a discussion of this
procedure, see activity 1-5.5 of the CD.
public class Apple extends JApplet {
public void paint(Graphics g) {
g.drawString(" Hello World! ", 30, 30);
g.drawLine(30 - 2, 30 + 2, 30 + 70, 30 + 2);
Get this applet
from a footnote
on lesson page
An applet to sum two numbers
The applet shown in Fig. 16.2 prompts the user for two floating-point num-
bers and then prints their sum in the applet panel. The applet does this only once
because the statements that perform the request appear in init and not in paint .
Initially, the applet panel is blank. The first statement in method init calls
method showInputDialog of class JOptionPane , which is in the Swing pack-
age. See Sec. 17.5.1. This method displays a dialog window on the screen, which
contains the argument of the call and a text field. The user is expected to type a
number and hit the return key or press button OK . When this has been done, the
window disappears, and the number that was typed is returned as the value of the
function call. In this case, the value is stored (as a String ) in variable num0 .
In the same way, the next statement displays a dialog window and stores the
number that the user types into variable num1 . Method showInputDialog makes
it easy to obtain input from users.
Figure 16.1:
An applet to demonstrate procedure paint
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