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Transparencies and Java


Joined: Mar 24, 2001
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Hi, I just recently started using java. Im currently working on a chess program, and are having a hard time in getting my images transparent. I have written most of the program in c++ with no problems, but wish to compile it in java so I can run it on the web. I was hopping I could you Visual J++ 6.0 since I already spent the money if you know what I mean. I'm kinda confused about J++ whats the differents from Java. Or is there one. I have tried programming in Java2 but I wish to use Visual Java if I could. I would appriciate any help, Thanks,
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Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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J++ is the first of Microsoft's JavaClones. It has Microsoft specific stuff in it and therefore can not be directly converted into regular Java without surgery. Of course that was MicroSofts original plan to force you into their camp. It is one of their official policies to "embrace and expand".
However your choice of J++ is particularly poor because MicroSoft completely quit supporting in a year and ahalf ago. (Hope that you didn't pay full price ) Now they have a second JavaClone called c#(C Sharp) that will be released with Visual v6 shortly. This is so that you can spend money on something that Sun gives you for free (go figure :confused .
If your stuff is just in C++ then it might be easier to leave it that way and use JNI (Java Native Interface) to marry it into a Java appliction.
Even if you convert it, it will be easier converting from c++ to Java than from J++ to Java.

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Cindy Glass
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