whenever i run a swing based applet from the browser (IE 5), the applet is not displayed in it - status bar shows that the class file was not found. The institute where i'm doing my computer course, i use HTMLConverter utility (on jdk1.2) to convert swing based applets into the form which the browser can understand and the applets are displayed there properly. but my real prob is that i cannot find such utility on my jdk 1.3 - is there any other utility in this version to convert swing based applet ? please help me and do let me know thanx
Your problems are only beginning. I think the "converter" you're referring to the one that converts HTML pages to add tags to cause the Java Plugin to download (about 5 Megabytes) and install. It doesn't do any sort of conversion that lets Swing run under older Javas of the type provided by web browsers. After you get THAT straightened out, you'll discover that unsigned applets are forbidden to use JDBC. And if you sign the applet, a JDBC applet may work for school on a LAN, but in the real world, the database requests will be blocked by one or more firewalls. Java has a way of "encouraging" 3-tier solutions.
An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
After you get THAT straightened out, you'll discover that unsigned applets are forbidden to use JDBC.
Ahhh, Bull. I have an unsigned JAR program written in SWING that accesses a database using JDBC on a server. Granted it is in a LAN, however, it is not FORBIDDEN. You just have to know how to do it. Let me know if you need any help with it.