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custom background in applets

Douglas Wolfinger
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Joined: Aug 28, 2000
Posts: 57
How do I establish a background from a file in an applet?
I made this feeble attempt, but it doesn't work...
image = getImage(getCodeBase(), "u17bkgrd.jpg");
setBackground(image);
Thanks
Michael Ernest
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

If only it was that easy! setBackground() only takes an RGB color, so to do an Image you need to paint it on, then paint over that to give the impression of a background.
You can modify the "bleed" or alpha value of an Image to render a half-tone impression. But to get really fancy, Swing widgets or even using the Java 2D is the way to go; steeper learning curve, but you then get cool effects.
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