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Serialization and Graphics

Kriti Garg
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Joined: Sep 13, 2004
Posts: 50
My question is...
"why Graphics class do not implement serializable interface".
like Color or others in java.awt

Thanks
Kriti
Jason Kingsley
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 18
because a graphics context is usually quite unique to a machine/address space/device and serialising it over the wire makes absolutely no sense to the receiving context.

Basically, wanting to draw onto a remote graphics context is a very very bad idea. If you are wanting to say remotely control/cause to draw things between some client and server then you are better off looking at some form of protocol/messaging system between the two entities. This would abstract away the physical devices and provide adequate seperation.
 
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