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Loading resources using classloader

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I have an applet and I need to load a picture to display in the applet. What I've tried is including the file containg the picture in the jar-file that holds my applet and other classes and then getting the picture using ClassLoader.getSystemResource(filename) and ClassLoader.getSystemResourceAsStream(filename) and that won't work.
Will I need to call the methods of the applets classloader instance instead of the static ones? If so how do I do that?
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Thanks, works great
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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