Every once in awhile when creating applets, my GUI components don't show up. The last time this happened, I just created a layout manager (FlowLayout) and things worked. But my code is identical and when I run it, nothing shows up. What am I missing?
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The default implementation of paint() is responsible for rendering the entire visual appearance of the applet and all its component children. You've overridden it to do precisely nothing, instead. While this will certainly help performance some, and, as you've noted, it has a certain Zen esthetic to it , if you want the components to actually appear, you ought to remove that paint() override altogether.