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JMenuBar on the move

colin shuker
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Joined: Apr 11, 2005
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Hi,

I have an applet,
FotoCube
When it is first loaded, the File and Options menu are on the left of the menu bar.

When the applet is reloaded, they slide across to the centre of the JMenuBar, and reloading again makes them slide again.

Currently, I don't have any code in the init() method, and all the Menu stuff is done in the JApplet's constructor.

Is this were I'm going wrong, or perhaps I need a start() method, but I'm not sure how that works.

Thanks
Craig Wood
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Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 1535
The applet methods are called by the AppletContext/Appletviewer.
init is called on startup and only once. It is the place to put/initiate your construction code. start is called each time the applet is restored and is used for starting animation threads which are better left off when the applet is not active. This is considered well-mannered behavior.
When running the applet from the command line (with optional main method) you will have to make other arrangements to call the start and stop methods.
 
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