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How do I put an image on a canvas?

Carlos Failde
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Joined: Oct 20, 2000
Posts: 84
I have put a canvas on an applet and want to add a gif image to the canvas.
I know to put an image on an applet you'd use something like
Image I= getImage(getCodeBase(), "image.gif");
g.drawImage(I, x,y,width, height, this);
but I can't figure out how to add an image to my canvas.
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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This thread may help with your question. Basically, you will have to subclass the canvas and override its paint() method. You should be careful if you are mixing a canvas with any Swing components because you can get wierd results, as mentioned in the above thread. In that case, you can use a JPanel for drawing instead.
Sean MacLean
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Joined: Nov 07, 2000
Posts: 621
You simply have to get the Graphics instance from the Canvas and draw using that. It should look something like this

Hope this helps.
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