basically this is my end of the year project. I do not have much knowledge in Java but I do have Perl and C++ programming background. I jumped right into this project started to test few things out and I am lost big time. The error message reads "illegal start of expression" and points to "public void paint". What am I doing wrong? [ edited to format code a bit and to preserve formatting using the [code] and [/code] UBB tags -ds ] [ April 14, 2004: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]
I just changed it. I guess I should've looked at that "naming policy"! After I saw the forum guidelines and rules and regulations, I didn't feel the need to look at it. hopefully someone can come up with an answer to my question.. I am digging through my books and constantly refreshing this post!! Also any suggestions on how to go about doing this applet will be appreciated(algorithms and useful native java packages).
Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Welcome to object-oriented programming in Java. Without spending the time to learn to program in Java, you're likely to have a hard time programming in Java. Note that class is not a set of instructions that get sequentially executed when loaded into memory. Follows is a modified version of your applet that will compile, run and do something. But this isn't really an example of something well-designed. Perhaps it'll give you an idea for getting started.
With an applet, getting user input through the console probably isn't a good idea, especially as many applet users don't have their console enabled and displayed. Something like a text field would be more appropriate. Also, as in this ugly example, putting the program control logic in the paint method isn't a good idea. The paint method is for displaying something, not for controlling the flow of a program. Here is a list of free on-line tutorials and books that I have found useful for learning about programming in Java: