I have just started learing about applets. I have been trying to do the examples that are in the book that I have and I am just not getting it and they don't work, the book that I have is Java Programming second edition and I am using JBuilder to do them. I am not sure that I am using JBuilder correctly for them can anyone give me any help. The question that I am doing is. A) Create a Swing applet that asks a user to enter a password into a JTextField and to then press<Enter>. Compare the password to "Rosebud"; if it matches, display "Access Granted"; if not, display "Access Denied"; Save the program as JPassword.java B) Modify the password applet in "A" to ignore differences in case between the typed passowrd and "Rosebud". C) Modify the password applet in exercise "B" to compare the password to a list of five valid passwords; "Rosebud", "Redrum", "Jason", "Surrender", or "Dorothy". Please explain to me how to use JBuilder to do this or try it and see if it works in there for you.
While we have a forum dedicated to conversations on IDEs, I think that you'd be doing yourself a favor to figure out the "manual" way of compiling and running an Applet. That's why I moved this to the Applets forum.
Following the above example code, create a Java source file name TestApplet.java and compile it to create TestApplet.class, then create an html page named most-anything-you-like, with the html contents above. You hopefully can just double-click the html file to open it in your browser and interact with the Applet. If you have a J2SE SDK installed and your PATH set correctly, you should also be able to run the Applet using the appletviewer tool. You'd just run the following command.
Now, if you just gotta use that fancy JBuilder program, but you can't figure out how to do so, I'd suggest moseying on over to our IDEs and Other Tools forum, and posting a new thread. Don't forget to let folks know which version of JBuilder you have.