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Theresa Marlin
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I have to create an applet, and I was wondering if there is any way to create a triangle and fill it in with a different color than background color. I know you would use drawLine for the three lines in the triangle, but is there some way to fill it in, different from the rest of the background?

Also, is there any way to insert text into an applet?



Thanks for your help!
Ulf Dittmer
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You can use the Graphics.drawString method to draw text.

As to drawing and filling triangles, you'd do that by creating a java.awt.Polygon object with the triangle's coordinates, and then using the Graphics.drawPolygon and Graphics.fillPolygon methods.

(Moving the question to the AWT/Swing/GUI forum, since there's nothing applet-specific about it.)


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Theresa Marlin
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Thank you! Sorry about the mispost!
eric aro
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Theresa Marlin wrote:I have to create an applet, and I was wondering if there is any way to create a triangle and fill it in with a different color than background color. I know you would use drawLine for the three lines in the triangle, but is there some way to fill it in, different from the rest of the background?

Also, is there any way to insert text into an applet?



Thanks for your help!


The best way to do is to use polygon, graphics2D. The Graphics you usually get in the paint() method is a graphics2D just cast it as graphics2D and enjoy the full list of methods, and Shape in particular.
 
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