Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer: You should not call add in the paint method, since paint will be called may times over. Move that call into the init method, which is only called once during applet initialization.
When you do that, you will also want to call super.paint(gr) in your paint method. That will cause your applet to tell all components that have been added (i.e. your label) to paint themselves.
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